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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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Sep 27, 2016 Beverly Leath
Sep 24, 2016 nikos papalexiou
Sep 21, 2016 Kae De Ville
Sep 19, 2016 Griffin Madill
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Sep 18, 2016 Pat Mimeau
Sep 18, 2016 Denise Cronin
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Sep 14, 2016 Linda Szymoniak
Sep 12, 2016 MaryAnn Vasquez
Sep 11, 2016 Yvette Medina
Sep 10, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 8, 2016 Joan Hunnicutt Don't forget Hitler and his book burnings. That should be a lesson we never forget!
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Sep 5, 2016 Donna Woller
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Sep 4, 2016 kristin sullivan
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Sep 1, 2016 John Hansen
Sep 1, 2016 Gabriela Glezgová
Aug 31, 2016 Barbara MacDougall
Aug 31, 2016 christine stenroos
Aug 30, 2016 Carola Roy
Aug 29, 2016 chris lavin
Aug 29, 2016 Suzanne Jane
Aug 29, 2016 Meryl Pinque
Aug 28, 2016 Barbara Santoro
Aug 27, 2016 ANNA BERGALIS We would have no books if listened to every complaint
Aug 26, 2016 Shawn Kovacich
Aug 26, 2016 Jessica King
Aug 26, 2016 Marianne Connolly
Aug 25, 2016 Dominika Kalnicka
Aug 25, 2016 Avelina Tomova
Aug 25, 2016 Wendy Turner
Aug 24, 2016 Tracy Sherrer
Aug 23, 2016 Michael Powis
Aug 23, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
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Aug 22, 2016 Jamie Charles
Aug 21, 2016 Melissa Dunne
Aug 20, 2016 Dee Ann Neely
Aug 20, 2016 Michael Reuther
Aug 19, 2016 Luna Grillo
Aug 18, 2016 Lauri Moon
Aug 18, 2016 Kerstin Penners
Aug 18, 2016 Mj Stewart
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) Banning books is what gave the Dark Ages their name. Last time I looked, this is the 21st century, not medieval times!

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