Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lucy in the Sky with Banned Books!


Picture yourself in a chair by the window
With chamomile tea, curled up with a book
Suddenly, someone peers over your shoulder,
The censor, with flames in his eyes.

You should not read that book, it’s full of blasphemy,
Sex, and political lies,
I must protect you from thoughts that will harm your mind,
To implement my designs.


Celebrate the freedom to read,
Don’t give in to others' creeds,
That’s what makes a democracy! 
R E A D   F R E E

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Banned Books Week is observed every year at the end of September.  Don't let the censors win; celebrate your freedom to read freely!

Banned Books display at Newport Public Library

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