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It’s Banned Books Week! Celebrate Being Free to Read.


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From September 27-October 3, American libraries are celebrating the freedom to read without censorship.  The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks challenges to books in public, school and other types of libraries each year. In past years, these titles have caused anxiety for certain readers:

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Go Ask Alice, Anonymous

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi [ASC’s Common Read book in 2008]

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Find out more here.

If you are able and interested, you may also support the OIF’s efforts to push back against censorship in American libraries by texting ALABBW to 41518 for a $10 donation:

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