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Banned Books Week
September 28, 2009, 3:57 pm
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BBW09Celebrate your freedom to read this week!  Visit the official Banned Books Week website and the ALA website to learn more about banned & challenged books.

Check out the map to see where books have been challegned and banned during the past couple of years. Do you know of a book challenge that hasn’t been included on the map?  Tell us about it!

Also, be sure to read the poem “Manifesto” by Ellen Hopkins. You may have read her work before, she’s written several popular books including Crank & Glass, both of which were recently challenged at a school library in Norman, OK.



Banned Books Week
September 29, 2008, 9:57 am
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Catcher in the Rye, Forever … these are just a few of the books that have been banned in this country over the years.  This week, learn more about why books are banned.  Celebrate free speech by reading a banned book!

Visit Banned Books Week on MySpace and Facebook.




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