The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to Banned Books Week, share Banned Books week news and events, and help you find banned books to read in the FIU libraries. Click on the year tab (screen, left) to see the current list of top ten banned books and where to find them in the library.
"Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted." ~ ALA
"What's the difference between a challenge and a banning?"
"A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection." ~ ALA
Source of Chart: http://www.ala.org/