"The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary reports sent to OIF from communities across the U.S." (American Library Association, Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists
In 2021, there were over 700 challenges to library materials and services and nearly 1,600 books targeted (American Library Association, Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists). See the Top 10 Most Challenged Books list below and choose a book to sponsor today!
American Library Association. (2013, March 26) Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10
Come join Lane Medical Library and the Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or D-CORE, as they celebrate the American Library Association's Banned Books Week 2022.
To sponsor a book for the event, complete the sponsorship form below. Books sponsored before September 9th will be inducted into D-CORE the collection and made available to be checked out at the Banned Books Event on Wednesday, September 21st.
There will be light refreshments served and a raffle to win the Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2021 purchased from Marcus Books in Oakland.
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: D-CORE (located in the Ground Floor of the Lane Medical Library) or Lane Library Courtyard, weather permitting
Let us know what you'd like us to add by sponsoring a banned book. Pick from a selection of the Top Most Challenged Books from the last 20 years on our sign-up list! If a title you're looking for isn't listed, it's likely been selected by someone else. Books sponsored before September 9th will be inducted into D-CORE the collection and made available to be checked out at the Banned Books Event on Wednesday, September 21st.