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Happy Banned Books week. Learn more here. If some people had their way, you'd never be allowed to read Harry Potter, or TTYL, or Forever, or Huckleberry Finn, Gossip Girl, The Golden Compass or The Catcher in the Rye.
What kind of world would that be?
Speak out. Talk to your English teachers and librarians and get a dialog going in class. Or just talk to your friends about it. The more we are educated about these issues, the less power the censors will have.
Here is NY Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins' manifesto for Banned Books Week.