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‘All The Shelves Would Be Bare’

Carrie Levine Center For Public Integrity
Christine Emeran, an advocate for free expression talks about the push to ban books, especially those about racism, sexuality and gender.

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Burning Ideas: Celebrating Banned Books Week

Roisin Davis Truthdig
Banned Books Week, the annual end of September "celebration of the freedom to read," brings to light the fact that around 11,300 books have been challenged since a consortium of literary-minded sponsors established the event in 1982. Challenges are defined as attempts to remove the title from libraries or schools, and in 2013, 307 were reported to the American Library Association's (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom.
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