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If You Want to Publish a Truly Subversive Novel, Have a Main Character who's Fat

By Beth Younger, Drake University Banned Books Week, held this year from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, is an annual event designed to draw national attention to the harms of censorship. Created in 1982 by the American Library Association in response to a growing number of "challenged" books in schools and libraries, the week is really about celebrating the freedom to read. Much of the practice of book banning takes the form of challenging a book deemed subversive and objectionable, with profanity or sexual content often the book challengers' source of ire.
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