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Banned Books Week

What sorts of books have people found objectionable? Celebrate reading and the freedom to read by learning about challenged books.

History

Censored Books

During the first half of the 20th century, books were suppressed under state obscenity laws, prohibited from transport by postal regulations, or blocked from import by tariffs. Suppression was most often based on a book's treatment of social issues or perceived obscenity, without consideration of literary merit.

Here are some examples of books supressed under these laws:


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