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  • Banned Books
  • Imprint: Facts On File
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  • Status: Available
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Reviews and Awards

"...the superb content of these titles makes them an excellent addition to libraries concerned with censorship issues. This set is indispensable for student projects during Banned Books Week. Highly recommended."


"...a well-researched addition to the literature of censorship...indispensable to libraries and classrooms in high schools and institutions of higher learning."

American Reference Books Annual


Praise for the previous editions:
"Because of their superb content, these titles make an excellent addition to libraries concerned with censorship issues. They will be indispensable to students researching titles during Banned Books Week. Highly recommended."—Choice (praise for the set)

"The set is a 'must' for any school considering assigning reports or studies on literary censorship issues."—Midwest Book Review (praise for the set)

"The diversity of the books surveyed is immense...[a] useful [set]..."—American Reference Books Annual (praise for the set)

"Recommended..."—Library Media Connection (praise for the set)

A Revised Collection of Banned Writers and Their Work—from Around the World

The four-volume Banned Books, Third Edition set offers an eye-opening look at works of literature that have been censored around the globe and throughout history. More than 40 new entries have been added, and the more than 450 existing entries have been updated to reflect recent controversies. Each clearly written, curriculum-oriented entry presents a publishing history, a summary of contents, and the record of censorship of a well-known, often classic, work. This fascinating set is an essential reference to the contents, contexts, and controversies of banned titles for students and teachers.

New entries include:

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
  • The Appointment (Herta Müller)
  • The Battle for God (Karen Armstrong)
  • Beloved (Toni Morrison)
  • The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  • Girls of Riyadh (Rajaa Alsanea)
  • Gossip Girl series (Cecily von Ziegesar)
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez)
  • The Jewel of Medina (Sherry Jones)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (Manuel Puig)
  • The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  • Snow (Orhan Pamuk)
  • Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
  • The Twilight series (Stephenie Meyer).