Freedom to read

Freedom to read
Local News

By Melanie Wong

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and the Harry Potter series — all classic childhood favorites, right? They’re also among some of the most historically challenged and banned books in the United States — proof that one person’s idea of a masterpiece might be offensive and vulgar to another reader. National Banned Books Week, which runs through Saturday, celebrates the freedom to read books such as these. Throughout the week, libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. Check out The Bookworm …

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