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article imageOp-Ed: Freedom to Read Week, February 20-February 26

By Susan Keeping     Feb 16, 2011 in Entertainment
Freedom to Read Week returns once again. The annual Canadian observance will be held from February 20 to February 26, 2011.
Freedom to Read Week begins this Sunday. This annual week is sponsored by the Book and Periodical Council's Freedom of Expression Committee and highlights the cause of book censorship in Canada and around the world.
In honour of the week, various cities around Canada have planned events such as "read-a-thons", displays and discussion. These events often take place in libraries.
Recently, as noted in a previous article, the amount of challenged books has almost doubled. Sometimes a book can be removed from a library or a school because of just one complaint. As readers and writers, we must always be vigilant and fight against all forms of censorship. We must not let a vocal minority decide for us what we can and cannot read.
If you are interested in Freedom to Read week you can visit their site or join their Facebook page to get all the latest updates from across Canada.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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