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Curbing Censorship during Banned Books Week

136156618The American Library Association (ALA) held Banned Books Week from September 21 to 27. Surprisingly, the ALA reports that since 1990, their Office for Intellectual Freedom has received over 18,000 attempts to remove materials from schools and libraries for content deemed controversial, dangerous or inappropriate. Banned Books Week calls upon Americans to ponder the importance of preventing censorship and the freedom to read any book.


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