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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


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
Jul 29, 2014 Avery N
Jul 29, 2014 J.T. Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Maggie Johnston
Jul 29, 2014 Birgitta Granholm
Jul 29, 2014 Alex Whiteman Books should not be banned almost seemingly on the whim a of a few people especially when they may have value & give insight/knowledge on difficult topics!
Jul 29, 2014 Tom Smorch
Jul 29, 2014 Kristina Aguilera
Jul 28, 2014 Wendy Blake Censorship breeds ignorance and ignorance begets fear.
Jul 28, 2014 Kevin Lyerla
Jul 25, 2014 Alexander Vollmer
Jul 25, 2014 Peter Rutt
Jul 25, 2014 Janice Fender
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.

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