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Five Book Tribute to Banned Books Week September 23, 2014 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Content

Banned Books: Informal Notes on Some Books Banned fort Various Reasons at Various Times for Various Reasons by Anne Lyon Haight. R.R. Bowker Company. New York, 1955. Second Edition Revised and Enlarged Buy: Buy: Used copies of the First and Second Edition It is Banned Books Week and here are five titles that deal with the issue as a whole or are dedicated to an individual book. Happy reading!             Purity in…

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Banned, Burned, Censored and Challenged: A Visual Celebration for Banned Books Week September 23, 2013 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed

Happy Banned Books Week! It’s time to pay tribute to all the books that enriched our lives yet where the target of various forces that tried to keep them from the shelves. The freedom to read what one wishes is a fundamental right that cannot be compromised. Here’s to all the parents, librarians and teachers who stand up on a regular basis to protect this essential freedom. – Thanks! Lawrence Ferlinghetti outside City Lights Book Store…

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Banned Book Trading Cards October 5, 2012

Rabbit, Run by John Updike. Artist: Webmocker The folks at the Lawrence Public Library are celebrating Banned Books Week by creating a set of trading cards. From the almost 50 illustrations submitted by local artists of all ages they chose 7 to include, one for each day of the week. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Artist: Kent Smith The two above made the final cut while the two below didn’t. You can see all the submissions here…

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