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Books don’t really get banned anymore in the United States.  Yes, we still hear of challenges.  Perhaps a mother requests that her child’s school library not carry a certain book anymore.  Or maybe a group of parents will ask a school board to take certain selections off the school reading list.  These are clearly serious cases of censorship where some individuals try to deny all individuals access to a book of which they do not approve.  But there are few cases where the challenge is accepted or where we hear of a large-scale ban on a book.  Usually the book is still available in other places, through other avenues.

Most Americans, or at least most readers would, I think, respond to the majority of these cases with outrage.  We take our rights very seriously and do not like to hear anyone challenging our freedom of speech.  Even if we personally…

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