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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 11, 2015 Deborah Gaffney
Oct 5, 2015 tabbitha brindle
Oct 5, 2015 Tania Malven
Oct 5, 2015 Mark Aziz
Oct 5, 2015 Angela Watson
Sep 18, 2015 Heather Young
Sep 17, 2015 jerri stoddard
Sep 13, 2015 jean-paul Gallart
Sep 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2015 Maria Mason
Sep 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2015 Shauna Kerr
Sep 11, 2015 Lorraine Rabidou
Sep 11, 2015 Venita Hodgkin
Sep 11, 2015 KAREN MORRIS
Sep 11, 2015 Grant Madden Censorship is always tainted with prejudice
Sep 11, 2015 Rohan Wijesekera
Sep 10, 2015 Joanne Lord MacLeod It's ridiculous , this idea of banning books ! If you dislike a book ,don't read it ;or advise people why not to read it . But to ban its being read is ludicrous , because it makes it even more interesting to many people . Leave well enough alone !
Sep 10, 2015 Francine Gallart
Sep 10, 2015 Rebecca Davis
Sep 9, 2015 Sue Schueller
Sep 9, 2015 Frances Rudy Book banning is just one step away from book burning, that hallmark action of pre-WWII Nazism. Ban the banning!
Sep 9, 2015 Jan Moore
Sep 9, 2015 Paula Eaton
Sep 9, 2015 Rebecca Skalsky
Sep 8, 2015 Mary Ann McDonald
Sep 8, 2015 Lorryn Young Libraries are essential to our growth as a nation and to knowledge for all. Books of all types should be there for enlightenment with none excluded from availbility. We should and do have the right to pursue all.
Sep 8, 2015 Theresa Fonseca
Sep 8, 2015 Bob Brucker
Sep 8, 2015 Martha W D Bushnell
Sep 8, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Sep 8, 2015 Gina Freitas
Sep 8, 2015 Sara Caudill
Sep 8, 2015 Lisa Grimes
Sep 8, 2015 Shannon Sicocan
Sep 8, 2015 Debra Tomlinson Books are not dangerous, censorship is. If there is a book that you find offensive, don't read it. But don't try to prevent everyone else form reading it. Also, just because a book is on the NY Times best seller list doesn't make it a worth reading.
Sep 8, 2015 Holly G
Sep 8, 2015 Vivian Montalvo
Sep 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2015 jennelle henderson
Sep 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) STOP BANNING BOOK. We don't need to ban books, if you don't like the book, don't read it. Let each person use their own mind and do not ban books.
Sep 6, 2015 Al Moorhouse
Sep 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2015 emily funke banning books is a symptom of control. this is the united states. we have freedom of speech. who has the right to ban certain books from the shelves of our libraries? libraries aid in education. keep our libraries free of censorship.
Sep 6, 2015 mary peplinski
Sep 6, 2015 Annie Capek
Sep 5, 2015 Kevin Kreiger

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