|ACLU of Texas
Banned Books Reports
(in PDF format)
The ACLU Foundation of Texas and its many chapters raise awareness of censorship — and promote the free exchange of ideas — during national Banned Books Week each fall.
The annual report, Free People Read Freely, of the ACLU Foundation of Texas Banned Books Project, is now available in its 2012 edition, and provides information about the books that have been banned, challenged or restricted in Texas schools during the previous school year. Be on the look out for readings and banned books events in bookstores and libraries in your neighborhood each year during Banned Books Week.
The 16th annual Banned Books report features an exclusive interview with writer, professor and founder of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, the non-profit organization behind the Librotraficante Caravan. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week:30 Years of Liberating Literature.
Why a Banned Books Project?
The ACLU Foundation of Texas Banned Books Project exists:
- To raise awareness about the level of book challenges and bans in Texas public school libraries; many people are unaware that schools continue to ban books today
- To encourage school officials to use professional librarian standards when confronted with a challenge
- To encourage other ACLU affiliates, library associations, and similar freedom of expression interest groups to conduct similar surveys in their own states.
Visit our Banned Books website to learn how you can help stop censorship in Texas.