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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, and The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. These are just some of the hundreds of books that have been banned from schools, media centers, and public libraries across the country. The first amendment of the United States constitution states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the
press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Banned Books Week began in 1982 by Chicago librarian Judith Krug in efforts to protect our first amendment rights. This year, we celebrate Banned Books Week from September 22nd to the 26th. The media center has on display just some of the many books that have been challenged over the years. We ask you to stop by and take a look at these books and read why they were banned. Join us as we celebrate our freedom to read. Join the banned...Protect your right to read.