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]:

Banned Books that Shaped America:

From Hamilton Public Library:

This list gives briefly details few famously banned classics:


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