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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 69

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

On this episode, we celebrate the freedom to read with the ninth prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, read a banned or challenged book. We chose this prompt because Banned Books Week is September 18-24. Dr. Ron Critchfield, JCPL’s Executive Director,  joins us to discuss the importance of intellectual freedom, the role of parents in helping their children choose books, the problems with censorship, and more.

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What’s the Difference Between Banned and Challenged Books?

According to the American Library Association, book challenges are “documented requests to remove materials from schools or libraries.” A banned book is one that has been removed in response to a challenge.

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