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Banned Books Week

Lest we forget, Banned Books Week reminds us every year that the freedom to read is not a right everywhere and all the time.

This poster — created by student artist Camden Forgia from Arizona State University — is available for download on the Amnesty International USA website, as "During Banned Books Week, Amnesty International directs attention to the plight of individuals who are persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read." (quote from the Amnesty website)


That is one powerful poster!

I was listening to the radio yesterday and they were talking about the books banned in libraries in the US. Quite surprising some of them.

The poster (and your post) really made me stop and think about how much I take for granted things like easy access to just about any reading material I want and my right to freedom of speech.