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A place to discuss banned or challenged books and related topics (intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy issues, etc.) Please keep discussion respectful and be open to the opinions of others (which may not be the same as your own.)

Banned Books Week is September 30−October 6, 2012

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution

“Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas.”Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.”—Article 3, Library Bill of Rights

Group website: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/index.cfm

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Tags: Banned Books (3), censorship (2), book-types (1), intellectual freedom (1), Books (1)

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George Orwell's classic novel 1984 1MaureenRoy, January 31ignore
Banned Books Week - 2016 1varielle, September 2016ignore
Whaaat? 28MaureenRoy, September 2015ignore
Mein Kampf 11MaureenRoy, June 2015ignore
Banned Books Week 2014 : September 21 - 27 23lquilter, October 2014ignore
How many have? 85mamzel, September 2014ignore
Banning people in the library 38weener, October 2013ignore
Banned Books Week 2012 (Sept 30- Oct 6) ReadaThing? 16Ameise1, October 2012ignore
The satanic verses 8LucindaLibri, October 2012ignore
Banned Books Month 2012 4LucindaLibri, October 2012ignore
Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned 2Sandydog1, October 2012ignore
what should be banned,censored,frowned upon by society,ect.? 60LolaWalser, August 2012ignore
Rohinton Mistry 3LucindaLibri, July 2012ignore
"My Brother Sam is Dead" 1Kaylasreads, May 2012ignore
The Golden Compass challenges? 11sweeter, March 2012ignore
Educational tools "When the Censor Comes" 1Nickelini, March 2012ignore
Book banning in practice. 7Anager, January 2012ignore
Banning/Burning and exercise in futility 49JimThomson, December 2011ignore
Banned Books Week 2011 -- 9/24-10/1 8theapparatus, September 2011ignore
Chris Crutcher 6DragonFreak, May 2011ignore
Mark Twain in the News -- Again 2rreis, January 2011ignore
Brave New World Challenged in Seattle 5lilithcat, November 2010ignore
Would you censor your own child's reading? 100Jesse_wiedinmyer, October 2010ignore
Banned Books Week 2010 12kgriffith, October 2010ignore
Pentagon Burns first run of controversial memoir 15reading_fox, September 2010ignore
Any idea how many you've read? 60knfmn, August 2010ignore
A Locker-Library of Banned Books 11knfmn, July 2010ignore
Obscenity v Pornography 25bookmonk8888, June 2010ignore
Bone Ban 2lilithcat, April 2010ignore
Toddler Book Banned in Texas 5ZoharLaor, February 2010ignore
Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned 10bardsfingertips, February 2010ignore
You are dictator. What will you ban? 49Booksloth, January 2010ignore
Why was Bridge to Terrebithia banned? 12MmeRose, January 2010ignore
Which book would you pick? 35brownellk, October 2009ignore
Librarian's Response 5lilithcat, October 2009ignore
School Librarian in Norman, OK 2jennieg, October 2009ignore
Challenge (Banning) Map 2clamairy, September 2009ignore
Sensitivity - The New Banning? 9stephmo, September 2009ignore
Banned Book a week 1yogajan, September 2009ignore
did reading a banned book ever corrupt you? 66CliffordDorset, September 2009ignore
Banned Books vs. Required Reading 47Amtep, August 2009ignore
Child-torture stories: protected by 1st amendment? 26skoobdo, July 2009ignore
ALA's 2008 Most Frequently Challenged Books 5PhoenixTerran, July 2009ignore
This Year's Banned and Challenged Books 46TLCrawford, June 2009ignore
I just can't imagine... 22Irieisa, June 2009ignore
Banned Book Week 11EKAnderson, June 2009ignore
When quilts go bad: Jo Ann's Fabric bans quilting magazine! 12karen5l, May 2009ignore
Is this child-safety law censorship? 33FicusFan, April 2009ignore
October 3 Washington Post Article 22drbubbles, October 2008ignore
Banned and Challenged Books LT Library 121IaaS, October 2008ignore
Don't want to get political. 86MerryMary, October 2008ignore
Banned Books Week 10karen5l, September 2008ignore
Burning The Grapes of Wrath 9Michael_P, September 2008ignore
What?! A bookstore that exists JUST to ban books? (Cross posted from Green Dragon via Happy Heathens 19stephmo, September 2008ignore
ALA News -- book banning crazies 72PortiaLong, September 2008ignore
Reasons 24Whatnot, August 2008ignore
Beijing bans scary stories to protect young 9twacorbies, August 2008ignore
English PEN launches new wiki site on world literature & free speech... 1deliriumslibrarian, August 2008ignore
Joann Sfar 3PhoenixTerran, August 2008ignore
Backdoor attempt at censorship in Indiana 13inkdrinker, July 2008ignore
The Happy Endings Foundation 22MerryMary, July 2008ignore
Would my book be banned? What do you think? 4RobinReardon, June 2008ignore
Book Listers of the World UNITE! 1thekoolaidmom, June 2008ignore
Anastasia Krupnik? Really? 6saraslibrary, June 2008ignore
Oh, the irony... 122karen5l, February 2008ignore
Banned Books Week Not Necessary? 16OldSarge, December 2007ignore
Old news I guess, but about Dark Horse Comics cancelling Gor... 9jseger9000, November 2007ignore
A book with the the group theme 6jseger9000, November 2007ignore
McCarthyism 9nickhoonaloon, October 2007ignore
Holy Scripture 4EncompassedRunner, July 2007ignore
Take the "Banned Book Challenge" 3Kushana, June 2007ignore
I need more money 4nohrt4me, June 2007ignore
Check this out 21quicksylver_btg, May 2007ignore
What Castro Won't Let His People Read 2bookishbunny, February 2007ignore
Cool stuff at the ALA store 4Dydo, October 2006ignore

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