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Banned Book Week’s 30th Birthday

It’s the season pumpkins and apples, Octoberfests and harvests,  bonfires and hayrides.  And it’s Banned Book Week. What’s more, it’s the  American Library Association’s 30th Anniversary of celebrating not so much the freedom to read as the  perils of censorship. There’s … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week: Huck, Jem, Harry, & Tango

What do Huck Finn, Jem Finch, and Harry Potter have in common? They’re three teenage boys in books that have been banned or challenged. It’s Banned Book Week, the American Library Association’s annual recognition of censorship of printed material, particularly … Continue reading

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