Banned and Challenged Classics

Challenge: An attempt to remove or restrict materials based upon the objections of a person or group. Challenges are more than a person expressing a point of view; they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thus restricting access to these materials

Banning: The removal of challenged materials

Intellectual freedom:

“…the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular…” 
-American Library Association

Every library related blog needs a post [or two] on banned books…here are few lists of banned or challenged classics:

From ALA [simply some people just like to ban or challenge great novels]:  http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics

Banned Books that Shaped America:  http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica

From Hamilton Public Library:  https://hpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/385733597_hpl_booklists/593547488_banned_and_challenged_classics

This list gives briefly details few famously banned classics:  http://classiclit.about.com/od/bannedliteratur1/tp/aa_bannedbooks.htm

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