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35 Challenged Publications

Selected detail from 35 Challenged Publications poster.

Canadians and others have long tried to remove books and magazines that they deem offensive, or inappropriate for certain audiences, from public libraries and schools. Sometimes they have succeeded and sometimes they have failed. We present 35 examples from recent decades.

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Interactive Map

This interactive map highlights the places in Canada where each of the 30 publications were challenged.

Blue – Children’s Books
Red – Adult Books
Green – Young Adult Books
Yellow – Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Purple – Magazines