Sunday, September 22, 2013

Celebrating National Banned Book Week

Break Free and Read during "Banned Book Week"  

If you're asking what is Banned Book Week and why are we celebrating? Today's post is for you!

This week librarians across the country join the battle to fight for your First Amendment Rights. You can participate by reading a banned book in our library or learning more about challenged and banned books at The American Library Association (ALA) website.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, in Texas v. Johnson said, “If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” Most books challenged or banned from school libraries shelves contain sexual content, profanity, or are banned for racism. Break free and read a banned or challenged book and celebrate your right to read..

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