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Banned Books Week: Home

Banned Books at the Cuesta Library

The PDF files below list banned books held at each of Cuesta's libraries.

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Where Are Books Challenged?

About Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week was started in 1982 in order to raise awareness of the issue of censorship. Attempts to ban books at libraries, schools, and bookstores are frequent. According to the American Library Association, 70-80% of challenged books are never reported; however, more than 11,300 challenged books have been reported since 1982. Many of these books are available for you to check out at the Cuesta Library. Check one out and celebrate the freedom to read!


Top 10 Banned Books

Where Do Challenges Come From?

Some of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2017