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Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Contacts and Relevant Organizations

This guide highlights Banned Books Week (Fall, 2014), and provides information about book banning, censorship and intellectual freedom.

Featured Resources

The theme for BBW 2014 is graphic novels, and you can read more about banned and challenged comics, which is a page created by an organization on the forefront of defending comics and graphic novels against censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.Its site also contains News related to censorship of comics, and many Resources about the history of comics and censorship.

Check out the Library's database Underground and independent comics, comix, and graphic novels

This collection includes North American and European adult comic books and graphic novels, covering primary source material from the 1960s to today, along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism from journals, books, and magazines like The Comics Journal and other secondary sources.

Relevant Organizations

Here is a list of organizations interested in fighting censorship and promoting intellectual freedom.

Research Help

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Adele Barsh
Economics & Business Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

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La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Special Thanks

Thanks to Anne K. Lu, student intern, who contributed extensively to the creation and contents of this page.