Thursday, October 8, 2009

Banned Books Week

Library gives banned books a place on the shelf

Written by Marla Hoffman
Thursday, 08 October 2009
Monroe Courier

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees free speech and freedom of the press, among other rights.

But through the years the rights of publishers and writers have been challenged, both in the U.S. and abroad. Books have been banned, burned and black listed for containing controversial themes, offensive language, and violence.

Since 1982 an initiative has arisen to remind Americans not to take their First Amendment rights for granted.

Read the whole article here.

You can also learn more about Banned Books Week here.

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