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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 23, 2016 Michael Powis
Aug 23, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 23, 2016 jessica benning
Aug 22, 2016 Jamie Charles
Aug 21, 2016 Melissa Dunne
Aug 20, 2016 Dee Ann Neely
Aug 20, 2016 Michael Reuther
Aug 19, 2016 Luna Grillo
Aug 18, 2016 Lauri Moon
Aug 18, 2016 Kerstin Penners
Aug 18, 2016 Mj Stewart
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) Banning books is what gave the Dark Ages their name. Last time I looked, this is the 21st century, not medieval times!
Aug 17, 2016 kate nyne
Aug 17, 2016 Sonia Mosetti A mother who wants her daughter to be ignorant is a mother who abuse her child, she is destroying her life and she prevent her to have a real life
Aug 17, 2016 Debbie Crowe
Aug 17, 2016 Devin Griffiths
Aug 17, 2016 Lyn Jones
Aug 16, 2016 SANJAY MISTRY
Aug 16, 2016 Laurie Price Parents should be the final say on what a child reads. Each child is different. Banning books is absurd.
Aug 16, 2016 lu herman
Aug 15, 2016 Debra Gibson
Aug 15, 2016 Magdalena Gwozdziak
Aug 15, 2016 Luisa Anaya
Aug 14, 2016 Ann Beynon
Aug 14, 2016 Debra Yanko
Aug 14, 2016 Mark Turner
Aug 14, 2016 Elise Tooley This should not be happening in this day and age.
Aug 14, 2016 Iryna Andreychuk
Aug 14, 2016 Hugo Palomino
Aug 13, 2016 Tatiana Koroleva
Aug 13, 2016 April Smith Books should make you uncomfortable sometimes! They should challenge you and teach you things! Ignorance is very comfortable but that doesn't make it something to strive for!
Aug 13, 2016 Jamie McGraw
Aug 13, 2016 Susan Irving
Aug 13, 2016 Heather Clifford
Aug 13, 2016 Barbara Mathes
Aug 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2016 Michelle Ross-Gavin Books were banned in other regimes and look where that led. Nazi Germany, anyone?
Aug 13, 2016 Patsy Charman
Aug 12, 2016 Donna Lozano
Aug 12, 2016 debra espinoza
Aug 12, 2016 Ivan Zhyvolup Do people even understand, how inappropriate this ban is?
Aug 12, 2016 Myrtle Brown If not now, when?
Aug 12, 2016 Jennifer Conway
Aug 11, 2016 Gloria Soto
Aug 11, 2016 Beth Cole
Aug 11, 2016 Dina Martins
Aug 11, 2016 Stacy Wirth
Aug 10, 2016 Sharon R
Aug 10, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Aug 10, 2016 Janeah Thomas

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