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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

Oct 25, 2014 Maria Simao
Oct 24, 2014 Katherine Proulx If the daughter is so "uncomfortable" she should talk to her teacher about it, not try to get the book banned, that's just idiotic!!!
Oct 22, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Oct 18, 2014 Cathy Peterson
Oct 17, 2014 Sara Barth
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Oct 16, 2014 Julie Martin
Oct 13, 2014 georgia gifford
Oct 11, 2014 Greatest Ever
Oct 11, 2014 Richard Neal
Oct 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2014 amy orrick
Oct 6, 2014 Ann Johnson
Oct 5, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Oct 4, 2014 Lawana Piatt Books are great. Don't ban them
Sep 30, 2014 Christopher Lopez
Sep 30, 2014 Sabina Weronika
Sep 27, 2014 Mal Scott Educate people to make their own choices, then you have no need to remove books from their grasp
Sep 26, 2014 Dana Cooper
Sep 26, 2014 Elizabeth Craig Frankly, if one finds the thought of any book, fiction or non-fiction, offensive...that's a sign one NEEDS to read it.
Sep 24, 2014 Melba Worley
Sep 24, 2014 Daniela Cassar
Sep 24, 2014 Cindy Jaques
Sep 24, 2014 Catherine Moses
Sep 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2014 curtis webb
Sep 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2014 james ilika
Sep 20, 2014 Stacie Miller
Sep 16, 2014 Sarah Beacom
Sep 15, 2014 Michael Schimmel
Sep 15, 2014 June Ginger
Sep 14, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 8, 2014 Kristen Peckham
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Cathy Thomas
Aug 15, 2014 jane hughes
Aug 14, 2014 Heather Nelson
Aug 13, 2014 Ren Martin
Aug 11, 2014 Stephany Edwards LET THEM READ!! They need education!!!
Aug 10, 2014 Connie Goodman-Milone
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2014 Julie Giordano
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Jul 30, 2014 Marie Yans

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