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Banned Books: Home

A research guide for use by students learning about banned books.


Banned Books is an interesting and lively topic! This guide is designed to help you learn more about the banning or censorship of intellectual materials. Below are several books you can find here at the LCC Library.

Why Books are Banned

Can we define "banned books"?

In the Oxford Dictionary of English we find these definitions:

" ban1 verb  officially or legally prohibit (something)..."

"challenge noun a call to prove or justify something: a challenge to the legality of the banning order."

The World Encyclopedia provides us with this definition:

"censorship   System whereby a government-appointed body or official claims the right to protect the public interest by influencing the release of any item of mass communication."

Links about Banned Books