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Banned Books Week

banned_booksDid you know that To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter, Catcher in the Rye and The Bible have all been banned books? The American Library Association is celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week (Sept. 26−Oct. 3, 2009). Check out one of the titles on ALA’s banned book list, and exercise your First Amendment right to intellectual freedom.

Learn more about Banned Books Week.

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  1. Jason Clarke
    September 29th, 2009 at 21:27 | #1

    People in authority have feared the power of books throughout history. It’s sad that so much human knowledge has been lost due to ignorance and fear. One of the most egregious cases that I can think of is Bishop Diego de Landa Calderón destroying the Maya codices in 1562 essentially wiping Mayan history and knowledge from the face of the earth. Diversity should be celebrated, not feared.

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