Download 74 Banned Books for Free!

Wanna get your banned books reading on?  In celebration of last week’s Banned Books Week, Internet Archive has opened up access to 74 banned books. Check them out – download is available in many different formats.

You can also view the latest map of book challenges across the US, created by NCAC’s newest board member, Chris Peterson.

View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2010 in a larger map

This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

(HT: Thanks Open Culture & Thomas Cott!)

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One Response to Download 74 Banned Books for Free!

  1. Thank you for this excellent link to those downloadable books.

    By the way, that map was created last year and the American Library Association [ALA] promoted it as its own, essentially plagiarizing it. Any publicity the ALA gave to the map never mentioned is was written by someone unconnected to the ALA and by someone with no particular knowledge or expertise. Your statements about the map’s origin align with my own observations. I consider what you have said here smoking gun evidence of the ALA’s plagiarizing the map. Even if Chris wanted the ALA to use/promote his map, the ALA still should have revealed the true authorship of the map.

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