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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 25, 2017 Chris Miller
Apr 24, 2017 Elise Buffie
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 Christina Vawser Having books that make us uncomfortable is an opportunity for discussion and research about that subject for enlightenment, especially historical events! Please recognize we need these types of books to help prevent history from repeating itself.
Apr 23, 2017 MARY D. ANGEL Libraries are a life blood in many communities. Many kids across Amer1ica don't have access to good books, computers or afterschool activities. Libraries can provide all of that and MORE. Keep our libraries AND books others would have us ban!
Apr 23, 2017 OLGA COTTO
Apr 23, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 13, 2017 Sellma Batalha
Apr 12, 2017 Kathryn Ewart
Apr 12, 2017 Brian Moore
Apr 11, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Apr 10, 2017 Chelsea Vukovich
Apr 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Apr 10, 2017 Paula Morgan
Apr 10, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Apr 10, 2017 Diane McMahon
Apr 10, 2017 Patrice Kaufman So now the US REPUCKIGANS and the sick states they are from, wants to ban and/or burn books. How is this helping our freedom of speech and/or our freedom to choose what we read and when we read. You do realize the bible does NOT stop humans from reading
Apr 3, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 2, 2017 Jennifer Banta
Mar 28, 2017 Mary Snow
Mar 19, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 15, 2017 Howard Block
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 13, 2017 Hope Gmyrek
Mar 12, 2017 Julie White
Mar 11, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2017 Bonnie Steiger Banning books is the Library's way ot imposing closed minded, religious [I mean Christian, not all religions, though libraries are not owned or funded by any Church), and illiterate views. Stop constricting our minds. It's unAmerican!
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Rosa Pereira
Mar 7, 2017 Kaley Bill
Mar 7, 2017 Laura Krause
Mar 7, 2017 H. M. Sustaita
Mar 7, 2017 Kathy Magne
Mar 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2017 Amanda Smith
Feb 27, 2017 Judith Vincent
Feb 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2017 Cristina da Cruz
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 20, 2017 Laura Harris
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 5, 2017 Mary Jane Engh
Feb 5, 2017 Hillary Maurer
Jan 30, 2017 AnneMarie Lowell
Jan 25, 2017 Sharon Evans-Ford

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