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Celebrate F'read'om with Banned Books Week

28 September 2011

Abstract

Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association each September, is a time to celebrate the freedom to read. Banned Books Week began in 1982 as a response to the many attempts to challenge, ban or destroy “objectionable” books and information. Parents are the most frequent instigators of book challenges, pushing libraries to remove materials they find unsuitable for a target age group. The ten most challenged books in 2010 are listed, including “And Tango Makes Three” and “Twilight” (series).


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