Academic Freedom and the Inclusive and Equitable Classroom
The history of banning and challenging books is long and varied. While most of these challenges take place in k-12 or public libraries, there are also challenges in Academia. You can read more about USF Libraries book collection policy on the Academic Freedom tab of this guide. In the resources below you will find resources on book banning and challenges as well web resources where you can report a challenge or censorship and get assistance.
Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds by Dawn B. SovaLiterature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and more
Enter your report into ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom's database on challenged materials. If reporting censorship, know that all personal and institutional information submitted is kept confidential.
Sponsored by the National Coalition Against Censorship. This online reporting allows you to schedule a meeting and come up with net steps. This hotline focuses on children's books but they may point you in the direction for help with other books.