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Banned and Challenged Books

Video Clips: Conversations about Banned and Challenged Books


Illinois proactively enacted legislation to make it more difficult to ban books in their state. 

Why Are So Many Books Being Banned? - Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom and George M. Johnson, author of the widely challenged book “All Boys Aren’t Blue'' join host Roy Wood Jr in September 2022.


Author Ta-Nehisi Coates kicked off 2021's Banned Books Week by talking about censorship in literature on CBS Mornings.


PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel discusses book bans on PBS News Hour, March 10, 2022. 


Alia Wong, education reporter from USA Today provides a quick summary of the increase in book banning attempts and the consequences of those movements for students in the classrooms in this February 2022 video.


Charles Brownstein, executive director of the non-profit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, gives a speech about comics and Intellectual Freedom at the Library of Congress in 2017.