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It's Banned Books Week. Go Read One To Spite Sarah.
This is one of the most important freedoms that we have. The freedom of speech isn't just about the creator being able to speak freely, but also about his audience being able to partake. Those who advocate censorship are those who fear a free marketplace of ideas, because they know their ideas cannot gain traction, and thus must attack the competition to have any hope of succeeding. Those people must be shown that to do so is unacceptable and un-American.
So go read a banned book, and give Sarah the finger.
Edit: For those interested, here are the ten most challenged books (thankfully, thanks to the resolve of librarians, few challenges succeed.)
“And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group
The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence
“Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes
Reasons: Sexually Explicit and Offensive Language
“The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman
Reasons: Religious Viewpoint
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
“The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language,
“TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
Reasons: Sexually Explicit
“It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie Harris
Reasons: Sex Education, Sexually Explicit
“The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group