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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 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2016 Kathleen Forchelli
Jul 23, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Jul 18, 2016 Margaret Randall
Jul 11, 2016 Marion Tidwell
Jun 26, 2016 Marcia Bissett
Jun 22, 2016 Dolores Thow Growing up Reading but exposed to Censorship issue and Political influences towards Communism. Visiting Cuba and attending the University molds great Stories.
Jun 18, 2016 Janice James
Jun 16, 2016 julie mantua
Jun 12, 2016 Laura Gustoson
Jun 10, 2016 Betsy Gudz
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
May 31, 2016 Angela Jensen
May 30, 2016 Natalie Burge
May 30, 2016 Natasha Moore
May 27, 2016 Carolyn Crawford I was a librarian from 1980 to 2010.
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 casey muhs
May 18, 2016 Melinda Funk
May 17, 2016 Linda Benfield Banning books is not the answer to anything. Kids play violent and sexual explicit games as well as on TV, movies, music videos and the news. Maybe help them to read, something a little risque or violent may make them want to read. LITERACY
May 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 Brenda Hammond
Apr 25, 2016 Jonathan Bohin
Apr 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2016 Cheri Alexander
Apr 10, 2016 Terena Powell
Apr 10, 2016 Genesis Merano
Apr 7, 2016 Ruby King Knowledge is very important and people crave for knowledge (which may not be accessible due to banned books).
Apr 4, 2016 John Martin
Apr 3, 2016 Karl Hoermann
Mar 26, 2016 Ronald Rutzky
Mar 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2016 Anna Meacham
Mar 15, 2016 Dorothea Keuper-Reis
Mar 14, 2016 Lu Mulligan
Mar 7, 2016 Valerie Avent Libraries - More planning, less banning.
Mar 2, 2016 Bree Nuss
Feb 28, 2016 Nancy Conway
Feb 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2016 Victoria Mosher
Feb 21, 2016 Mariah Oyondi If someone doesn't like what a book has to say, they don't need to ban it. They just don't need to read it. Books expand knowledge. Ignorance creates panic, therefore, inform the people who do not understand.
Feb 21, 2016 Thomas Kurtz We must all always find the path to enlightenment.
Feb 21, 2016 Ronald Wolniewicz
Feb 21, 2016 Annie Conway this mother's bigotry will have a negative effect on her children
Feb 21, 2016 Susan Hanlon
Feb 21, 2016 Kimberly Myhre
Feb 21, 2016 Carol J. Loomis
Feb 18, 2016 Barbara Bruce
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher

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