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Truxal Library Special Topic Guide: Banned Books Week 2023

Let Freedom Read. October 1 - 7, 2023

This library celebrates Banned Books Week, October 1-7, 2023, Let Freedom Read, American Library Association

Truxal Library Celebrates our Freedom to Read!

Welcome to Truxal Library's special topic library guide for this year's observance of Banned Books Week! This guide accompanies a corresponding exhibit of materials on the second floor of Truxal Library. On this page we feature recent information about the current state of book censorship in the United States.  Visit the 'resources about censorship' tab to browse books and ebooks in the library's collection that support the study of censorship and book banning. 

Most Challenged Books of 2022

According to the American Library Association, the following books received the most challenges in 2022. All are available to check out from Truxal Library! 

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us

2021 Honorary Chair Jason Reynolds discusses the Banned Books Week theme: Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us. 

Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography