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October 7, 2015
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Bookman's Exchange

Combining passages from challenged books read by customers and employees of the Book Exchange, this great video expresses concern about censorship. Not all inhibitors to free speech are as sensational as book banning. Censorship can be stealthy. It creeps into our lives without us recognizing what is free and what has been redacted. Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. Now in it's fifth year (2015), readers from around the world can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out by creating videos proclaiming the virtues of the freedom to read.

Advocate for intellectual freedom by reading your favorite banned or challenged books.

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