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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2011, 09:36:46 AM »

My library did Banned Book event this week. They set up a reading room in the lobby and had people sit and read banned books as if on exhibit. I participated, reading a bit of The Sandman and Fahrenheit 451. My daughter read Harry Potter. ANYWAY, they also set up a bookcase of banned books from their collection. There was very little left yesterday, because so many people had taken them. The librarian told me that when a book is challenged somewhere, they have to order extra copies because people will flood in to read it. Brave New World was in the top 10 banned books in 2010. 80 years old and still offensive!
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2011, 12:23:08 PM »

My library did Banned Book event this week. They set up a reading room in the lobby and had people sit and read banned books as if on exhibit. I participated, reading a bit of The Sandman and Fahrenheit 451. My daughter read Harry Potter. ANYWAY, they also set up a bookcase of banned books from their collection. There was very little left yesterday, because so many people had taken them. The librarian told me that when a book is challenged somewhere, they have to order extra copies because people will flood in to read it. Brave New World was in the top 10 banned books in 2010. 80 years old and still offensive!
That library is officially awesome!
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2012, 11:27:23 AM »

Brevard County (Florida) libraries have banned Fifty Shades of Grey:      http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47336255#.T6k3xVKD_i4

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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2012, 12:54:03 AM »

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/reasonsbanned
Kinda surprised to see most of the challenges against "To Kill A Mockingbird" come from
the "North", even Canada...
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2012, 10:49:33 AM »

I'm pretty sure that book bannings/burnings are the absolute most ridiculous things in the world... or at least in the top 5.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2012, 08:37:50 PM »

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