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Words Have Power.
How do we know that words have power? These quotes are just an example:
There is only one way to avoid criticism:
and be nothing.–Aristotle
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.–Winston Churchill
One day or day one. Your choice. –Anonymous, various
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.– Mark Twain
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.–F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is nothing permanent except change.–Heraclitus
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.– Goethe
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.— Thomas Jefferson
There are no facts, only interpretations.– Friedrich Nietzsche
Happiness equals reality minus expectations.– Tom Magliozzi
What’s being challenged? See this video from the American Libraries Association or check out the list of Top 10 Challenged Books. According to the American Libraries Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom, there was a 17% increase in book censorship complaints in 2016.*
Want to continue the conversation or learn more?
Follow on social media @BannedBooksWeek or on Facebook. Use the hashtags #WordsHavePower or see this site to become a #RebelReader.
Search in your local library catalog or at the ECC library for the following Subjects, or do a keyword search on banned books here:
Banned Books Week
*Source: Jacoby, M. (2017). Banned Books Week celebrates our right to read. BannedBooks.org. Retrieved from http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/node/12963
—Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian, with contributions from Jana Porter