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Free to read, you and me (2007)*

There are still a couple of days left in Freedom to Read Week, which we should probably mark now more than ever, what with an Ontario school getting worked up about Snow Falling on Cedars and librarians in the U.S. fretting about a single appearance of the word “scrotum” in a kids’ book. (In a related story, they’re also looking closely at the books of this “Balzac” character.)

Upcoming events include a series of discussions at the Saskatoon Public Library, a marathon reading from banned books in Calgary, and a lecture on censorship at the University of Toronto. You can see all the details here.

* Yup, Quillblog likes that headline too much to stop now.