Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week, observed Sep. 25– Oct. 1, celebrates the right to free speech. Find out which books have been banned by schools and libraries over the years.

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Have Your Say

Which one of Hagrid's pets would you like to bring home for keeps?

  • Pick choice 1 Fluffy the three-headed dog
  • Pick choice 2 Fang, the boarhound
  • Pick choice 3 Norbert, the Norwegian-ridgeback dragon
  • Pick choice 4 Aragog, the gigantic spider
  • Pick choice 5 Buckbeak, the hippogriff

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