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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


Apr 1, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Mar 31, 2015 dipanwita dasgupta
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2015 Danielle Osterweil
Mar 20, 2015 mieke wilms
Mar 10, 2015 Lauren Van Gundy
Mar 9, 2015 bob petermann
Mar 5, 2015 Tina Schmutz
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 20, 2015 Stephanie Vargo
Feb 15, 2015 Marissa Boren
Feb 10, 2015 Linda McEachron-Taylor
Feb 7, 2015 Catelyn Pate
Feb 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) In my opinion, the only people who want books banned are those who fear their own belief system is flawed and they can't bear to see the evidence that this is indeed the case. Ignorance is the best tool for control.
Feb 5, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 29, 2015 Angela Desmond Currently, an absurd number of books are outright destroyed, regardless of the importance, age, or availability of the book. No banning. Teach people How, not What to think. Funds need to go to saving important, irreplaceable books and building libraries.
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Jomnes
Jan 28, 2015 karen howard What happened to the Constitution and Freedom of Speech, Censorship is the first step to the end of a democracy.
Jan 27, 2015 Rose Martin
Jan 27, 2015 Lynn Stary
Jan 27, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 27, 2015 Andrea Frankel
Jan 27, 2015 Suzie Stoltz
Jan 27, 2015 Lynn Edgar
Jan 27, 2015 Abby Payne
Jan 27, 2015 Carla Winger
Jan 19, 2015 Codi Stoddard-Courtright
Jan 16, 2015 Gudrun Garcia
Jan 9, 2015 Heather Ruckman
Jan 7, 2015 Christy ODonnell
Jan 5, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 5, 2015 Larry Branson
Dec 29, 2014 C Stevens
Dec 28, 2014 Elizabeth Brown
Dec 28, 2014 kevyn espinoza Why?
Dec 28, 2014 Christy Cobb
Dec 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 Lois Binetsky We still live in a democracy with freedom of choice. Banning books is one of the worst things a democratic society can do. Give us readers credit to determine for ourselves what we should and should not read.
Dec 26, 2014 Marcia Khan
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) If you want to make sure a book is unread-simply make it required reading. Banning only makes it more interesting and denies the freedoms we are guaranteed under the constitution. Is that the kind of society we want?
Dec 18, 2014 Luxcika Krishnapillai
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Jeff Floss
Dec 18, 2014 Irene Sterling If you want to make sure a book is unread-simply make it required reading. Banning only makes it more interesting and denies the freedoms we are guaranteed under the constitution.
Dec 18, 2014 b v
Dec 18, 2014 Theresa Meiners
Dec 18, 2014 Bo Bergstrom

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