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Veronica Stewart
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Anything that's been banned!

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Carita Alexander

Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out

Subscribe to the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube Channel. Celebrity readers and book lovers from across the country share their favorite banned books. Click this link to access the channel and subscribe: 


Banned: A History of Censorship on Backstory with the American History Guys

Click the link below to hear a special episode of Backstory, the NPR history program, on the history of censorship in America. TV, film, radio, all forms of media have been censored for political, religious, and moral reasons since before our nation became a nation.

Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature


Banned Books Week 2014


Reading Gives you Superpowers


Banned Books Week 2013


Celebrate Banned Books!!!!!

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    Why Are Books Challenged Infographic


    Banned Book Week Read-Outs 2015

    PTC Faculty and Staff Read-Out at Banned Books Week 2015

    Kimberly Kwee reads from The Giver

    Kate Evans reads from And Tango Makes Three

    Autumn Perkins reads from Animal Farm


      Banned Books Week Read-Out! 2014

      Jason Green reads from Little Brother by Cory Doctorow at the 2014 Banned Book Week Read-Out!


      Where are Books Banned in the US?


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      Search the PTC Library Catalog for Banned Books


      Banned Books Week

      Banned Books Week (BBW) is celebrated on the last week of September each year.  It was created to bring public awareness of censorship issues.  As Americans, we all have the right to express our thoughts and opinions, and in turn to have access to others' published thoughts and opinions, no matter how unpopular they may be.  Unfortunately, many of us take this right to the freedom of expression for granted.  Every year, there are a variety of attempts made by individuals or groups to remove or restrict access to items held in libraries because of the opinions expressed or the language used within them.  Librarians fight against this sort of censorship in order to maintain everyone's freedom of expression.  With the public's understanding and support, we will be able to fight that much harder.


      Banning Books with Puppets


      Banned Books Week 2010

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