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Harry Potter and Other Books You Didn't Know Faced Censorship as Banned Books Week Begins

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By Sofia Lotto Persio
September 24, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA)’s yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship.

Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, the event spotlights the risk of censorship still present across the U.S.

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