Banned Books Week: A Book List

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Last week, NYPL participated in Banned Books Week celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. To commemorate this event, information assistant Stevie Feliciano put together a blog post of titles that have been recorded on the American Library Associations' Banned Books timeline as either banned or challenged.

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