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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

Jan 10, 2018 Renee Arnett
Jan 10, 2018 Mary Smith
Jan 7, 2018 Chelsea Rivera
Jan 4, 2018 Judith Selakoff
Dec 24, 2017 Juanita Montano
Dec 23, 2017 Geniece Medsker
Dec 19, 2017 Mark Smith
Dec 12, 2017 Laurie Williams
Dec 4, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 27, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Nov 20, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 20, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 20, 2017 Janis Higgins
Nov 20, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2017 Adelina Jaudal
Nov 10, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
Nov 2, 2017 Elizabeth Wolff
Nov 1, 2017 bobbette bross
Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Kay Shelton
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 21, 2017 ej frost
Oct 15, 2017 robert dowling
Oct 10, 2017 Joyce Doughty
Oct 9, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 9, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 8, 2017 Sara DuBois
Oct 8, 2017 tammy bullock
Oct 8, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 1, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Aug 29, 2017 Dona Febee Adono Shame on people for trying to band history.
Aug 27, 2017 Devon Kerbow
Aug 23, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 19, 2017 Susan Wilson
Aug 10, 2017 Chrissy Dougherty
Aug 10, 2017 Daniela Burlacu
Aug 9, 2017 Chris Depee
Aug 9, 2017 Jennifer Bunkers
Aug 9, 2017 Ira Rosen Banning books is how tyrants deprive us of freedom
Aug 9, 2017 Teri Torian
Aug 9, 2017 Frances Kramer
Aug 9, 2017 Thomas Federspiel
Aug 9, 2017 Constance Richmond
Aug 9, 2017 Beth Putnam
Aug 9, 2017 prescott hazeltine

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