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Book bans have no place in a free society | Editorial

Book bans have no place in a free society | Editorial

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel about a firefighter who burns down houses that own books. The 1953 novel, which some have tried to ban over the years, is set in an unnamed city in the distant future. In many ways, that disturbing future doesn’t feel...

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Why Are We Not Standing Up for Books?

Why Are We Not Standing Up for Books?

When state Sen. Amanda Cappelletti was growing up in Boyertown, PA, she had an elementary school librarian whose name she can only vaguely recall — “something like Mrs. LaBan, I think,” she says — but whose “fun voices she’d make during storytime” Cappelletti has...

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