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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

Apr 18, 2014 Rhonda Ricks
Apr 12, 2014 Theresa Cornwell
Apr 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) I work in a library and I think it is crucial that children have all the books they need and know Whats going on in the world!
Apr 8, 2014 Jessica Pantaleo
Apr 7, 2014 Melora Jackson
Apr 7, 2014 Susan Rae
Apr 7, 2014 E. A. Carden
Apr 7, 2014 Annabel Kent
Apr 5, 2014 Liz Peltekian
Apr 3, 2014 Bruno Prata
Apr 2, 2014 Galina Maksimova
Apr 1, 2014 Dawn Cumings
Mar 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2014 Amy St Lawrence
Mar 25, 2014 Rena Jones
Mar 24, 2014 Todd Everett
Mar 19, 2014 Sarmad Attar Bashi Shargool
Mar 18, 2014 Jen Valentino
Mar 16, 2014 Kimberly Wiley
Mar 12, 2014 Valerie Hogan
Mar 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2014 Nanette Oggiono
Mar 9, 2014 Jane Lemison
Mar 9, 2014 Carla Herwitz There is too much ignorance in this country about books and science.
Mar 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2014 Synnove Johnson
Mar 4, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please think for yourself, and allow others to do the same.
Mar 4, 2014 Rita Horton People should not be subjected to the banning of books. We should always have freedom of speech and freedom from censorship.
Mar 2, 2014 Jennifer Moreira
Mar 1, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart
Mar 1, 2014 Sabrina Sablon
Mar 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2014 Tracy Toan
Feb 25, 2014 LINDA ROBERT
Feb 25, 2014 Mia Ulander
Feb 24, 2014 Lindsay Riffle
Feb 24, 2014 Tobyn Gruwell
Feb 24, 2014 MJ Newman
Feb 23, 2014 Shirlee Adams
Feb 22, 2014 Jessica L'Heureux
Feb 22, 2014 Meg Doyle
Feb 22, 2014 Heather Dimech
Feb 22, 2014 Deb Penrose Banned books? Who gets to choose the people that will ban the books? Horrible!
Feb 21, 2014 kelly finn
Feb 21, 2014 Amy McCullough
Feb 21, 2014 Debra Anderson
Feb 21, 2014 Karen McCabe
Feb 21, 2014 Tina Seymour Banning them makes me more curious and ready to read them.

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