Students reflect on intellectual freedom.

San Antonio Public Library

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Hi everyone,

Today has been deemed by the Office for Intellectual Freedom “Sweater Vest Sunday”, a day where the Public Library raises awareness about the reality of censorship of their material (books, magazines, etc) and to increase the number of reported challenges to the censorship rules being published. In honor of this day, the Teen Leadership Council has written a few statements about their opinions on intellectual freedom.

“Intellectual freedom is as vital as freedom of speech. A banned book is one less idea and one less thought shared with the world and it is a travesty when those ideas are some of the greatest intellectuals of our time. I’ve been lucky enough to read books banned by some schools and the thought-provoking plots really help me learn to develop my own opinions about subjects. When freedom to write is suppressed, there is much more than words lost. I know that…

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About boundandgaggedbooks

Shannon is a freelance writer and folklore buff. She has a degree from Hampshire College in Creative Writing/Mythology & Religion, with an emphasis on epic/oral traditions, their anthropological implications, and their modern counterparts. Her work can be found in Fabulously Feminist, Wolf Wariors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology, The Concord Monitor, Redhead Magazine, and The Climax.

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