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Celebrate the Freedom to Read
This week marks another observing of Banned Book Week, an annual American Library Association program that draws attention to historical and contemporary efforts to outlaw, burn or otherwise restrict the free and democratic flow of information, ideas and artistic imagination. Read or listen to such an attempt to ban The Grapes of Wrath from libraries during the 1930’s at National Public Radio and how in the wake of such restrictions, the ALA established the Library Bill of Rights.
Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath