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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

Mar 19, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 15, 2017 Howard Block
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 13, 2017 Hope Gmyrek
Mar 12, 2017 Julie White
Mar 11, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2017 Bonnie Steiger Banning books is the Library's way ot imposing closed minded, religious [I mean Christian, not all religions, though libraries are not owned or funded by any Church), and illiterate views. Stop constricting our minds. It's unAmerican!
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Rosa Pereira
Mar 7, 2017 Kaley Bill
Mar 7, 2017 Laura Krause
Mar 7, 2017 H. M. Sustaita
Mar 7, 2017 Kathy Magne
Mar 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2017 Amanda Smith
Feb 27, 2017 Judith Vincent
Feb 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2017 Cristina da Cruz
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 20, 2017 Laura Harris
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 5, 2017 Mary Jane Engh
Feb 5, 2017 Hillary Maurer
Jan 30, 2017 AnneMarie Lowell
Jan 25, 2017 Sharon Evans-Ford
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2017 Sharon Sutton
Jan 1, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 1, 2017 julian zrnic <3
Jan 1, 2017 Libby+Esther berman
Dec 29, 2016 natasha liff
Dec 29, 2016 Olha Vilkhova
Dec 28, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Dec 22, 2016 David Townshend
Dec 14, 2016 Amy Winkelman
Dec 7, 2016 Melissa Kearsley We should be teaching our children how to discern what is "good" literature and what is "bad" literature and then respect their choices. If they find something they dislike, just don't read it. Don’t ruin it for those who desire to read the book (s).
Nov 21, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 21, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Nov 15, 2016 Libby berman
Nov 15, 2016 Malchiel Schindler
Nov 6, 2016 Penelope Hopcraft
Nov 6, 2016 debbie mason
Nov 4, 2016 Benjamin Nichols
Nov 3, 2016 Erin Cromer
Oct 31, 2016 Caroline CEDELLE
Oct 29, 2016 Victoria Flamenco

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