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Banned Books Week
A Select Bibliography of Resources from Palomar College Library


American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

American Library Association's Banned Books Week

Amnesty International

Banned Books and Censorship 

Beacon For Freedom of Expression

National Coalition Against Censorship  

The Online Books Page 

Books and Media

The books listed below may be found at Palomar College Library. Search our catalog for additional information about these and other books.

Z657 .G73 2005
Green, Jonathon.  The Encyclopedia of Censorship.  New York: Facts on File, 2005.

KF4770.Z9 H3 1992
Harer, John B.  Intellectual Freedom: A Reference Handbook.   Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1992.

Z658 .U5 H84 1999 
Hull, Mary.  Censorship in America: A Reference Handbook.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1999.

Z658 .U5 K35 1999
Karolides, Nicholas J.  100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature.  New York: Checkmark Books, 1999.

Z658 .U5 C433 2005
Nakaya, Andrea, ed.  Censorship.  Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2005.

Z721 .P5613 2007
Polastron, Lucien X. Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.

LB3045.7 .R38 2003
Ravitch, Diane.  The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Children Learn.  New York: Knopf, 2003.

Z658 .U5 1998
Wachsberger, Ken.  Banned Books.  New York, Facts on File, 1998


The full-text of the following articles may be found by clicking on the blue hyperlink.    Find additional articles in other online databases. Passwords are required for off-campus access to these databases.

Demitchell, Todd A.  “Harry Potter and the Public School Library.”  Phi Delta Kappan, October 2005: 159-165.

Goldberg, Beverly.  “Censorship Watch.”  American Libraries, February 2006: 12.

Heneghan, Tom.  "Secrets Behind the Forbidden Books."  America,  February 7, 2005: 22-27.

Lott, Jeremy.  “Burning Sensations.”  Reason, March 2002: 76-77.

Paretsky, Sara.  "The New Censorship."  New Statesman.  June 2, 2003:  18-20.

cj 09/14/2006; updated 2/2011

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