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Banned Books Week 2020: Web Resources

Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Scary Stories Watch Party

Scary Stories Documentary Movie Poster

Scary Stories Documentary Watch Party

Friday, October 2 | 6 p.m. CST


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is one of the most censored series of books for children and teens in modern times. Watch the documentary FREE on Tubi (free with ads) and join the conversation on Twitter using #CensorshipisScary or on the Facebook Event page. 

After the watch party, starting at 7:45 p.m. CST, filmmaker Cody Meirick will be part of a live Q&A on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel.

American Library Association Lists

For nearly 30 years, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has been tracking reports from schools and public libraries around the country to document information about books that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned. Check out some of the lists of frequently challenged books and authors linked below. You might be surprised!