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Authors Speak: Banned Books Week Wrap-Up

Today is the final day of Banned Books Week. I thought I would close out this blog series by sharing some quotes about censorship from authors whose books have been banned or challenged. The late Maya Angelou published her best-selling novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, in 1969. Despite its popularity and many …

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Happy Banned Books Week! Judy Blume

Today (September 27) starts Banned Book Week. The annual event, was created by the American Library Association in 1982, to celebrate and defend our Freedom To Read whatever we want. This year’s focus is on the Young Adult genre. You’d be surprised how many YA books– both recent bestsellers and all-time classics– have been banned or challenged …

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