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Are Books Forbidden Fruit?

This research guide has information and resources on the topic of book banning and censorship.

Introduction to Banned Books Week 2023 at Emory University

Below we list titles that have been challenged, banned, burned, censored, or labeled by authorities and private citizens or represent ideas that were targeted by banning and censorship around the word. The list illustrates the many ways in which books have been used to establish cultural values and social hierarchy. We invite readers to explore how and why a book was considered for removal from the public sphere throughout the centuries and across geographical regions. 

Selection of Banned Books