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Banned Books Week 2010

BBW_Web_Badge_80.jpgSeptember 25 - October 2 is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Among the books challenged or banned in 2009-2010: Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, the Twilight Series, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

The First Amendment 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."

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