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Most frequently challenged favourite books by authors of color

Chicago - The American Library Association compiles annually lists of challenged books. They also list authors of 'color' whose work has been challenged in the past. The most common complaints were these books are sexually explicit and have offensive language.

Challenged, unsuitable or banned authors in the 21st century

Chicago - Not only do the American Library Association compile lists of banned and challenged books but also lists of challenged authors. Check if your favourite author has received a challenge or complaint regarding the content of their work.

'Anti-white' and 'obscene' - banned and challenged classic books

Chicago - Each year hundreds of attempts are made to remove contemporary and classic books from school reading lists and libraries thus restricting the access of these works and information to others.

Banned Books -Top ten list of frequently challenged books 2012

Chicago - The American Library Association has released its annual "State of America’s Libraries Report 2013" and has listed the top ten books that people do not want on their library shelves or on the school curriculum.

Banned Books Week 2008 - September 27-October 4

Banned Books Week is held during the last week of September every year. It promotes freedom to read and highlights some of the works that have been banned or challenged.

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