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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

Jul 24, 2014 Carrie Harmon
Jul 22, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 21, 2014 Tina Baker Please stop the banning of books!! Just remember, it's a choice, to read or not to read!
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2014 Ann Light
Jul 20, 2014 Videre Licet I support this.
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2014 Shannon Murphy, MSN/ED, RN
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 Patty Carvalho As an avid reader all of my life, I hate yo think what I would have missed out on if books such as Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl was banned. That book took me to a place I could never go and really opened my tees to a part of the world's history.
Jul 19, 2014 Floyda Lynch
Jul 19, 2014 Karen Duciaume
Jul 19, 2014 Saundra Pope Let's not have Fahrenheit 451 be a reality!
Jul 19, 2014 Carolyn Pete Allowing people to form their own opinions results in growth. Please don't ban books but allow opinions to be made
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) let kids read, they are only books, they can not hurt you.
Jul 19, 2014 Kathleen Myers Censorship is the responsibility of the parent for a young reader. As an adult it is a matter of choice.
Jul 19, 2014 Laura Salinger
Jul 19, 2014 Miranda Friz
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 Tammy Moreau One parent shouldn't cause the rest of the students to be unable to read works such as these. You don't want your child reading it? Request your child have another assignment. Or teach your child the world isn't always a comfortable place.
Jul 19, 2014 Jihn Furphy
Jul 19, 2014 kay york
Jul 19, 2014 dametra dyer
Jul 19, 2014 Trielle Adams
Jul 19, 2014 Rebekah Ellis
Jul 19, 2014 Roberto Angarita
Jul 19, 2014 Christopher Browning
Jul 19, 2014 G Villeneuve No banning of books! Read everything! Think!
Jul 19, 2014 Rita Bueter There's no growth in staying inside your comfort zone!
Jul 19, 2014 Joy Williamson
Jul 19, 2014 Heather Banks
Jul 17, 2014 Donna Horton
Jul 17, 2014 Annette Gagnon
Jul 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 mercy myers
Jul 9, 2014 Corinne Wasser
Jul 6, 2014 Devon Smith
Jul 6, 2014 Randall Bong Ban books in your OWN household. Don't allow bigots to censor my choices
Jul 3, 2014 Dolores Barker
Jul 3, 2014 ABBAS ALI ARIF
Jul 3, 2014 ABBAS ALI ARIF
Jul 2, 2014 Allen Weston
Jun 28, 2014 Gaya Covington
Jun 28, 2014 Brad Miller
Jun 27, 2014 Antonette Hinojosa

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