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Banned Books Week arrives in Pleasanton

Original post made on Sep 29, 2017

Sunday marked the start of Banned Books Week, an annual event launched in 1982 in response to a national increase in the number of challenges to books in schools and libraries.

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Posted by Mike B
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:08 am

I tried to get the Chemistry book banned our sophomore year in high school. Figured if I did we would not have to take the final. But in all seriousness, it is a great part of our history to look back and see how we have progressed in acceptance of new and different ideas. Could not have been pleasant during the time of Winnie the Pooh banned books.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 29, 2017 at 8:31 am

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

So much better a display and active execution of free speech than the bs going on in the NFL.

Well done Meg.

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