Banned Books Resources and Book Lists
Featuring banned and challenged children’s books and resources.
Books lists featuring banned and challenged children’s books and resources to support and educate anyone interested or involved in the fight against censorship.
CBC is a proud sponsor of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is October 1-7, 2023! Check out the information provided by the ALA and by The Banned Books Week Coalition about how you can support the freedom to read.
- Keep Bans Off Our Books stickers — You can print these stickers onto Avery 5137 10-to-a-page label pages or print them on paper.
- #FReadom Coloring Pages — In 2021, several Texas librarians launched the #FReadom movement to fight book banning. With the approval of Becky Calzada and Carolyn Foote, the CBC has produced these 6 different #FReadom coloring pages for kids of all ages to print, color, and post. Click on the image below to download them all!
- Infographics, Get Involved, Challenge Reporting — ALA: Banned & Challenged Books
- Toolkit — Unite Against Book Bans (UABB)
- Resources — The Banned Books Week Coalition
- Banned Books Resources Hub — Penguin Random House
- Researching Banned or Challenged Books: Resources for Challenge Research — ALA Resource Guides
- Resources for Banned Books Week and Beyond — We Need Diverse Books (WNDB)
- #FReadom Campaigns & Actions & #FReadom Resources — #FReadom
- CBC Partner Resources: #FReadom Coloring Pages (find them below as well)— Children’s Book Council and www.freadom.us
- CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook — Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
- Authors Guild Banned Books Club — Fable
- MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Banned Book Club — Facebook Group
- Bans Off Our Books!: SDCCI Panel Blog Post — Children’s Book Council
Book Lists: Children’s, Middle Grade, and Young Adult
- Frequently Challenged Children’s Books & Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books — ALA: Banned & Challenged Books
- Banned Comics — Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
- The Ultimate List of Banned Books — Scholastic
- Banned & Challenged Books Every Tween and Teen Should Read — Brightly
- Banned and Challenged Picture Books — Edmonton Public Library (EPL)
- 16 Banned Books to Read Before 12th Grade — We Are Teachers
- 28 Banned Books That Every Kid Needs to Read — Tiny Beans
- Banned or Challenged Books, Grades Pre-K–4 — TeacherVision
- NCAC, A Kids Co., Release New Kids Book About Banned Books — National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
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