Archiving Censorship in Latin America


PEN International

Explore the writers’ association PEN International, which provides news and updates on censored and banned books as well as creators. On July 11, 2023, they released a new report highlighting the experiences of Cuban writers and artists who have been forced into exile.

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Screenshot of the third section of The Uncensored Library site
Screenshot of the third section of The Uncensored Library site

The Uncensored Library

Discover The Uncensored Library, an innovative Minecraft world created by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). This virtual library features biographies of journalists who have faced censorship in countries such as Vietnam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Egypt. Additionally, it provides access to their banned articles, offering a unique perspective on their work.

Banned Books Week

Click here to access a comprehensive handbook developed by the Banned Books Week organization. This valuable resource is designed for students, parents, teachers, and community leaders interested in engaging in discussions and challenging book censorship. You can also visit the American Library Association (ALA) office website for intellectual freedom for censorship statistics and more information.

Cover of the BBW handbook
Cover of the BBW handbook


For a fresh understanding of book banning in the United States today, we recommend the following podcast episodes.

DPLA Banned Book Club

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched this project to allow readers access to banned books. Users just need to download an app to read digital editions of several banned books in the United States.

The Banned Book Club home page
The Banned Book Club home page