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Banned Books Week: Our Right to Read

By Lynsey Noe The 2017 celebration of Banned Books Week will emphasize America‚Äôs First Amendment right to read freely. Censorship has been a hot topic in the past year or so: The American Library Association (ALA) reported a 17 percent increase in book censorship complaints in 2016. While normally around 10 percent of the challenged […]

It’s Banned Books Week!

September 25 – October 1 is Banned Books Week, “a celebration of writing that has been challenged by would-be censors.” It’s a good time for us readers to let our hair down and flash our rebellious side, maybe by doing something daring like reading a “filthy trashy sex novel” such as John Knowles’ A Separate […]