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Banned Books Week

Banning Books: Whose Call Is It?

EMCC celebrated Banned Books Week.

During the last week of September, an annual event known as “Banned Books Week” takes place all around the country. It is an event held in celebration of reserving the right to read- anything one desires.

The value of freedom and open access to information and content of all types is especially highlighted during “Banned Books Week.”

A Week to Celebrate the Right to Read

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week takes place every fall. It brings attention to the books that have been taken off shelves from bookstores and libraries by parents or other people. Harry Potter  and The Catcher in the Rye both appear on the American Library Association (ALA) Banned Book List. The Sam Garcia Library in Avondale takes part in Banned Books Week.

Erica Urban, a library assistant at Sam Garcia, says that she supports censorship because she would not want her kids reading material that is inappropriate.

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