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Google highlights banned books

Google has been in the centre of an ongoing controversy over the merits and dangers of its plan to digitize whole libraries worth of books, but its initiative to celebrate banned books as a part of the 25th anniversary of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week may help it win a few friends.

The Google banned books site lists 42 classic books that have been banned over the years, including Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, which was recently challenged at a middle school in Tennessee. Visitors can link to critical essays about the books and libraries where they can find the books and related material.

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Click here for the Google site
Thanks to the blog Foreword for the link!