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In the latest controversy surrounding books, one Michigan mom has called for the removal of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl from schools. Such a ban would deprive other students access to a critically acclaimed historical text because certain passages make her daughter "uncomfortable". Show your support for freedom of information and sign the pledge below.
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Banned books are a way to keep the public uninformed and to feed into false hysteria about the effects the books in question may have on society. Banning books is an attempt to shield people from subjects that some find offensive, inappropriate, or radical — and it's an assault on our intelligence as a common people.

The American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week runs from September 24th to October 1st each year, and encourages freedom in reading and the celebration of free speech. The ALA contends that a book doesn't have to be popular or deemed significant by a general population in order to be compelling and valid.

We need to promote further enlightenment and learning, not bury our heads in the sand, ignorant to the world around us. Libraries should foster a true desire for awareness and learning by encouraging individuals to read banned books.

Sign the pledge in favor of more planning, less banning!

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Petition Signatures

Dec 18, 2014 Joan Borstell
Dec 18, 2014 Melissa Rodriguez
Dec 18, 2014 Maryann Piccione
Dec 18, 2014 Dawn Creighton
Dec 18, 2014 Denise Mitchell
Dec 18, 2014 Dawn Bowers
Dec 18, 2014 Lisa R.
Dec 18, 2014 Terry Brown
Dec 18, 2014 Nancy Brown
Dec 18, 2014 Olga Grovic
Dec 18, 2014 Julia Spilker
Dec 18, 2014 Susan Hittel
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Ken Hittel
Dec 18, 2014 Thomas Forsyth
Dec 18, 2014 Deb Fritzler less banning!
Dec 18, 2014 Tina Bo
Dec 18, 2014 Anita Garrison
Dec 18, 2014 Rachel Boitano
Dec 18, 2014 Ann Shanklin
Dec 18, 2014 Daphne Lake
Dec 18, 2014 Debi Crawford-Poyner In the USA we have the freedom to read what we do and do not wish to read. To those who wish to ban books: You have the right to not read books you object to. Please be considerate of others who do not feel the same way you do.
Dec 18, 2014 John Wilson
Dec 18, 2014 James Hartley
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Shirley Eichelberger
Dec 18, 2014 Sarah W
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) The fact that you don't want to read what's in a specific book (Anne Frank??!!!) doesn't mean others won't find it of interest.
Dec 18, 2014 Joyce Wheaton
Dec 18, 2014 Vivian Montalvo In my opinion no book that details an important part of history is offensive and therefore should not be banned. Education is vital to growth.
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 C Born
Dec 18, 2014 Susan Jenkins Education is the most powerful weapon against tyranny. Why else would the Taliban, ISIS, and Boko Haram be acting so desperately to prevent it? Do NOT ban books, even those you find offensive.
Dec 18, 2014 Jo Brown All books should be available, age appropriate of course. Limiting availability limits imagination and is censorship. Period. As an adult "I" will choose what is correct for me and mine.
Dec 18, 2014 Ann Snyder
Dec 18, 2014 Janine Johnson Banning of books was one of the Hitler regime's tactics. Is that what this Michigan mom wants for America?
Dec 18, 2014 Lynne Pendergast
Dec 14, 2014 Margaret Argyle
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Freedom of speech. Banning books such as the Diary of Ann Franks from a library because it made someone uncomfortable is a over the top in. Some things that happen in history should make people uncomfortable, that does not mean we should ban the book.
Dec 8, 2014 Lynda Kerr
Dec 4, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Dec 3, 2014 Mihaela Stan
Dec 2, 2014 L Medvick
Nov 23, 2014 Nicole Montgomery
Nov 8, 2014 Cana Jones
Oct 30, 2014 Shannon Blea
Oct 26, 2014 Ashley Waller
Oct 25, 2014 Maria Simao
Oct 24, 2014 Katherine Proulx If the daughter is so "uncomfortable" she should talk to her teacher about it, not try to get the book banned, that's just idiotic!!!
Oct 22, 2014 Richard Bosboom

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