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Grab A Torch For Banned Books Week

IT’S Banned Books Week.In America:

Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than a thousand books have been challenged since 1982.

Can a student just stand up and challenge the book in class?

According to the American Library Association, more than 400 books were challenged in 2007. The 10 most challenged titles were:

It’s the must-buy guide:

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Posted: 28th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)

Looking To Big Daddy Fidel Castro For Love

ALICE WALKER is looking at Barack Obama and John McCain, and seeking Fidel Castro. No, not dear Che Guevara; he’s easy to find:

This is what I want for our country, more than anything. I want a leader who can love us.. But when the lights are out and I’m left with just the stars in a super-dark sky, and I feel the new intense chill that seems to be the underbreath of even the hottest day, when I know that global warming may send our planet into a deep freeze even before my remaining years run out, then I think about what it is that truly matters to me. Not just as a human, but as an American.

She wants Fidel to keep her cool at night. As Norm says:

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Posted: 22nd, September 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment