Banned Books Week

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I Read Banned Books

I read banned books. ⁠⁠In fact, I taught a class about banned books when I was a literature instructor. ⁠⁠People in my classes were always surprised to learn there was censorship here in the U.S. The land of Free Speech. ⁠⁠There was censorship back when I taught the class. And the number of book challenges […]

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Are You Reading Banned Books?

I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news

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Banned Books Week

I Stand with the Banned

Today marks the end of Banned Books Week 2019. While the week might be over, please do not stop reading. Books provide us a safe place to explore our world and our beliefs. We can get to know people and places without ever leaving our home. Books are magical and words are powerful. For the

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2019

CENSORED! One of my favorite classes to teach was called Banned and Burned Books. Most of my students were not aware that censorship of books happens in the United States; they felt it was a problem in other countries, but not here. It is such a problem in the U.S. that there is a week

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