"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

28 September 2020


If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.

John F. Kennedy

The American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom's List of Banned and Challenged Books is HERE.

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