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Banned books week

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by Lydia Seaman

From Sept. 22-28 it is national Banned Books Week: an annual celebration that draws attention to books that have been or are still being challenged or banned by schools.

The most common subjects that are banned or challenged include: sex, profanity and racism, according to ala.org.

Members of the community have previously challenged the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, due to explicit language and imagery.

​Since the controversy, WHS has been fighting the banning of books in multiple ways. Look out for teachers wearing their “I read banned books” buttons to find out more.

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Banned books week