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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


Aug 30, 2015 Paula Bourgeois
Aug 30, 2015 kim wilbur
Aug 30, 2015 Catherine Robilliard Reading teaches us empathy of others, and makes their lives harder to dismiss.
Aug 30, 2015 Glenda Neff
Aug 30, 2015 Eva Brit Hagen
Aug 30, 2015 Liége Motta When books are banned, learning and knowledge are banned. ENOUGH DARK AGES!
Aug 30, 2015 Margaret Hyatt
Aug 30, 2015 Jamia Kelly
Aug 29, 2015 Kathleen Saunders
Aug 29, 2015 Kimberley Clack
Aug 29, 2015 Janet Blocker
Aug 29, 2015 Ellen Segal
Aug 29, 2015 Siddy Rosenberg
Aug 29, 2015 Dawn Freeman
Aug 29, 2015 Janice Schlesinger
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please don't take away mopre books for our kids and adults.
Aug 28, 2015 Merle Foster
Aug 28, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
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Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Kathryn Irby Greatergood.com, many of these petitions are now allowing us to sign them due to technical problems! Please repair them so we can do so!!
Aug 28, 2015 Patricia Johnson
Aug 28, 2015 M Bernice Meredith No censoring...ever!
Aug 27, 2015 Marilyn Weber
Aug 27, 2015 Catheryn Sproull
Aug 19, 2015 Christopher Rowley
Aug 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2015 Rose Clark
Aug 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Violation of the 1st Amendment. Authors are being silenced in the thousands. Whining for "help" harms others' reading experiences. Besides, being "uncomfortable" is good. Life is not comfortable, and if it is for you, it's not for most people.
Aug 4, 2015 Martha Kubik
Aug 1, 2015 Phyllis Wood
Jul 24, 2015 Sheila Dillon
Jul 22, 2015 Karl Hoermann
Jul 22, 2015 Andrea Whalen It's not the government's right to tell Americans what they can and cannot read. This is taking things way to far. IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHAT I READ!!
Jul 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2015 Arkady Vyatchanin
Jul 21, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jul 21, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jul 21, 2015 Lindsey Bell
Jul 21, 2015 Deborah Ludwig
Jul 21, 2015 Russell Nauta
Jul 21, 2015 mia correia
Jul 18, 2015 kate m
Jul 15, 2015 Merci Earth
Jul 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2015 Marilyn Mason
Jul 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2015 Catherine Fields

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