AFP PODCAST: Yes, Virginia, They Do Ban Books In America


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Barbara M. Jones, the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, a unit of the American Library Association (ALA), discusses Banned Books Week, in this surprising interview.


According to the ALA’s Web site, “Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.”

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