abffe (abffe) wrote in bookish,

Banned Books

Cross-posted, sorry for repeats!

Hey all-
Did you know your local library could have removed an "offensive" book in the past? Or that your local independent  bookstores may be barred from selling classics like Beloved, Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, and even Harry Potter on the basis of "offensive language, racism, or sexuality?" If you want to protect your right to read these and other books, take action.

If you are a book buff, bookseller, or librarian, consider what you can do to promote Banned Books Week 2009 (Sept 26-Oct 3). For more info on how to do this, check out abffe.com, bannedbooksweek.org, or check us out on twitter or facebook.

View http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/challengedbanned/frequentlychallengedbooks.cfm for lists of challenged books and authors.

Don't let anyone tell you what you can and can't read. Protect your First Amendment rights now.

- American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

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