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Mrs. Buonpane Censorship   Tags: 8th grade, language arts  

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What is Censorship?

Censorship of books involves banning books and often has political, religious or moral motivations. When literature is censored, books are not made available to the general public.


    1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.


      Ray Bradbury and Lois Lowry Commentary

      Fahrenheit 451—55 Years Later
      by Ray Bradbury
      Ray Bradbury, author of one of the defining classics of the twentieth century, recalls the origins of his legendary work and reflects on its impact and influence throughout the world.
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       A Dangerous Utopia

      by Lois Lowry
      Pretending that there are no choices to be made in an increasingly frightening world—for example, reading only books which are cheery and safe and nice—is a prescription for disaster for the young.
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