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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.

Striking new cover for Fahrenheit 451, 60 years on

For the sixtieth anniversary of Ray Bradbury's novel 'Fahrenheit 451' comes a 'striking' new design by Elizabeth Perez. The newly designed cover comes with a match and has striking paper along its spine.

California can't restrict minors from buying violent video games

Washington - The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled California can not restrict the sale or rental of video games that depict graphic violence to children, saying it would be a violation of their First Amendment rights.

Inside Canada's Freedom to Read Week

Many communities in Canada are having events to celebrate Freedom to Read Week. Getting involved with these is a great way to show you care about the concept of the freedom to read whatever you wish without having to worry about government interference.

Op-Ed: Freedom to Read Week 2010 strives to fight censorship

The 26th annual Freedom To Read Week will take place in Canada between February 21 and February 27. It aims to highlight the cause of censorship.

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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