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Free People Read Freely

A good start to Banned Books Week, which begins on Saturday (“Prisons to Restore Purged Religious Books,” by Neela Banerjee, New York Times):

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 – Facing pressure from religious groups, civil libertarians and members of Congress, the federal Bureau of Prisons has decided to return religious materials that had been purged from prison chapel libraries because they were not on the bureau’s lists of approved resources.

Another good start to Banned Books Week–if you can’t make it to Chicago, you’ll just have to host your own (Banned Books Week Read-Out!):

You are invited to come and celebrate your freedom to read during the 26th annual celebration of Banned Books Week. Join the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual FreedomMcCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, and the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL at the Pioneer Plaza (on Michigan Ave between the Tribune Tower and the Chicago River) on Saturday, September 29, 2007, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., for the Banned Books Week Read-Out!  Local Chicago Celebrities join several acclaimed authors to read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books.  Admission is FREE.

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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