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Today marks the beginning of the 25th Anniversary Banned Books Week. It’s September 23-30, 2006.

From the American Library Association’s website:

Robie Harris’ “It’s Perfectly Normal” was the most challenged book of last year.

Rounding out the top five most challenged books in 2005 were:

· “Forever” by Judy Blume
· “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
· “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier
· “Whale Talk” by Chris Crutcher

Support intellectual freedom – read a banned book this week!