The Rise in Book Bans Explained (Washington Post)
Who Challenges Books and Why (guide from the University of Cincinnati)
Created by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), this kit contains a "collection of materials on the topic of censorship in schools for the use of students, educators, and parents everywhere."
ALA Challenges to Library Materials This page contains contact information for people within the ALA who can support you. It also contains clarifying information so that everyone can be on the same page.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund BBW Handbook The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has a free handbook that "that gives you the scoop about what comics are banned, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community!"
How to Respond to Challenges and Concerns about Library Resources This ALA web page provides information about complaint procedures and their implementation so that the library staff and the governing authorities can handle complaints in a respectful and fair manner.
LGBTQ Right to Read Resource This resource specifically concerns the issue of LGBTQ-themed books and why these books need be shelved, not banned.
Library Bill of Rights "The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services." Article III specifically focuses on the of censoring materials.
The ACLU "is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country."
The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and receives additional support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Intellectual Freedom Resources from the CCBC include education and advocacy links, steps to take when materials are challenged, and what steps to take when materials are challenged.
Texas Freadom Fighters (#FReadomFighter)
#FreadomFighers was founded by a group of Texas librarians to support intellectual freedom.
"The National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of fifty-two participating organizations, is dedicated to protecting free expression and access to information." This page lists the participating organizations that could offer support.
The NCTE "offers advice, helpful documents, and other support to teachers faced with challenges to texts (e.g. literary works, films and videos, drama productions) or teaching methods used in their classrooms and schools."
"The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials." The OIF is one place to report challenges in your area.
Founded on the freedom to write, PEN America tracks all book bans in the United States. The organization provides advocacy and takes action on behalf of the freedom to write.