What is the difference between challenged and banned?
A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection.
-From the ALA Website on Banned Books
See more definitions at ala.org.
Yearly Banned Books Lists
This Guide is based on and inpsired by one one created by the University of Texas Arlington's librarians Raffi Mirza and Jody Bailey.