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Banned Books: Why Bans?

Created for information about Banned Books

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TheALA logo American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Why are books challenged?
the material was considered to be "sexually explicit"
the material contained "offensive language"
the materials was "unsuited to any age group"

The CCAC Library doesn't ban or challenge,
we celebrate these titles!

In fulfilling the CCAC community's information needs, the Library selects information resources reflecting a wide variety of viewpoints on religious, political, sexual, social, economic, scientific, and moral issues. No censorship will be exercised because of the controversial nature or unpopularity of an author's point of view or mode of expression.

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