Project

Mapping Banned Books

Books are challenged and banned in public schools and libraries across the country. But which books, where, by whom, and for what reasons? The Mapping Banned Books project is a partnership between the Center for Civic Media, the American Library Association, and the National Coalition Against Censorship to a) visualize existing data on book challenges, b) detect what the existing data doesn't capture, and c) devise new methods to surface suppressed speech.

Books are challenged and banned in public schools and libraries across the country. But which books, where, by whom, and for what reasons? The Mapping Banned Books project is a partnership between the Center for Civic Media, the American Library Association, and the National Coalition Against Censorship to a) visualize existing data on book challenges, b) detect what the existing data doesn't capture, and c) devise new methods to surface suppressed speech.