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Book Censorship bibliography

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Adams, Thelma and Anthony Lewis. Censorship and First Amendment Rights: A Primer, Tarrytown, NY, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, 1992.

Bald, Margaret. Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Religions Grounds, New York, NY, Facts on File, 1998.

Beahm, George W. War of Words, The Censorship Debate, Kansas City, MO, Andrews and McMeel, 1993.

Bosmajian, Hiag A. Censorship, Libraries and the Law, New York, NY, Neal-Schuman, 1983.

Bosmajian, Hiag A. The Freedom to Publish, New York, NY, Neal-Schuman, 1989.

Bosmajian, Haig A. The Freedom to Read, New York, NY, Neal-Schuman, 1987.

Brown, Jean E. Preserving Intellectual Freedom: Fighting Censorship in Our Schools, Urbana, IL, National Council of Teachers of English, 1994.

Burress, Lee. Battle of the Books: Literary Censorship in the Public Schools, 1950-1985, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1989.

DeGrazia, Edward. Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius, New York, NY, 1992

Foerstel, Herbert N. Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries, Westport, CT, 1994.

Foerstel, Herbert N. Free Expression and Censorship in America: An Encyclopedia, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997

Geller, Evelyn. Forbidden Books in American Public Libraries, 1876-1939: A Study in Cultural Change, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1984.

Green, Jonathan. The Encyclopedia of Censorship, New York, NY, Facts on File, 1990.

Jenkinson, Edward B. The Schoolbook Protest Movement: 40 Questions and Answers, Bloomington, IN, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1986.

Johnson, Claudia. Stifled Laughter: One Woman's Story About Fighting Censorship, Golden, CO, Fulcrum Pub., 1994.

Karolides, Nicholas J. Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, New York, NY, Facts on File, 1998.

Lang, Susan S. and Paul C. Lang, Censorship, New York, NY, F. Watts, 1993.

Marsh, Dave. 50 Ways to Fight Censorship: And Important Facts to Know About the Censors, New York, NY, Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991.

Noble, William. Bookbanning in America: Who Bans Books? And Why? Middlebury, VT, P.S. Erickson, 1990.

People for the American Way. An Activist's Guide to Protecting the Freedom to Learn, Washington, DC, People for the American Way, 1994.

Robbins, Louise S. Censorship and the American Library: The American Library Association's Response to Threats to Intellectual Freedom, 1939-1969, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1996.

Sova, Dawn B. Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, New York, NY, Facts on File, 1998.

Symons, Ann and Charles Harmon. Protecting the Right to Read: A How-to-do-It Manual for School and Public Librarians, New York, NY, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1995.

Vanderham, Paul. James Joyce and Censorship: The Trials of Ulysses, New York, NY, New York University Press, 1998.

West, Mark I. Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children's Literature, New York, NY, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1997.


Blades, John. "The Trouble with Lolita," The Chicago Tribune, Section 7, April 13, 1997.

Blair, Mike. "Libraries Trashing Lots of Good Books," The Spotlight Vol. 24, September 21, 1998.

Handy, Bruce. "Beyond the Pale," Time, Vol. 151, March 16, 1998.

Keillor, Garrison. "Gasgate," Time, Vol. 150, November 10, 1997.

Krug, Judith F., Editor, "Censorship Dateline," Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, Vol. XLVII, January 1998.

Lynn, Barry W. "A Texas Preacher, Two Library Books and the Constitution: Check This Out!", Church and State [Americans United for the Separation of Church and State], Vol. 51, September 1998.

Reid, Calvin and Bridget Kinsella. "In Banned Books Week, Censorship Still Thrives," Publisher's Weekly, Vol. 243, September, 1996.

Reynolds, Tom. "Would Somebody Please Just Make the First Amendment Go Away?!?!", The Washington Library Association Journal, Vol. 14, July 1998.

Rossuck, Jennifer. "Banned Books: A Study of Censorship," English Journal, Vol. 86, February 1997.

Saltzman, Judith. "Censoring the Imagination: Challenges to Children's Books," Emergency Librarian, Vol. 25, January/February 1998.

Yost, Barbara. "Celebrating the Freedom to Read: An Interview with Cynthia Robinson," The Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 18, September/October 1998.

On-line resources

American Library Association, Banned Books Week

Books A to Z


National Coalition Against Censorship

Free Expression Clearing House

People for the American Way

American Civil Liberties Union

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Yahoo's! List of Censorship Links


The Censorship Files

Freedom of the Press

Censorship Prevention Kit