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World Famous Book Banned…The Diary of Anne Frank

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According to Amazon and the American Library Association, The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most commonly banned and challenged books worldwide. In the United States, protests are mostly in regards to passages that are considered “sexually offensive.” Others object to the tragic overtone of the book, expressing concern that it might be “depressing” for young readers.

Virginia School Pulls Diary of Anne Frank From Shelves After Objection to Sexual Explicit Reference

By Jonathan Turley: Published January 29, 2010

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Michigan Mom Calls For Bans On The Diary Of Anne Frank Due To Sexually Explicit Material

By Eric Brown: Published April 29, 2013

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Call To Ban ‘Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl’ Prompts Sensible Response From Michigan School

By Alyssa Rosenberg: Published May 14, 2013

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Anna Deavere Smith Leads Private ANNE & EMMETT Reading

broadwayworld.com | March 11, 2013

Anna Deavere Smith, the award winning actress and playwright, will be giving a theatrical reading of Janet Langhart Cohen’s critically acclaimed one act play, ANNE & EMMETT, an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till.

Anna Deavere Smith’s reading will take place by private invitation only today, March 11 in New York City and will be in support of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. The event will be hosted by Henry Kissinger and Vernon Jordan.

Langhart Cohen is the first author/playwright to creatively explore the similarities in the lives of Anne Frank and Emmett Till, two teenagers who lived in societies that couldn’t protect them. (more…)

 

Emmett Till Meets Anne Frank At AAPACT

sfltimes.com | April 13, 2013

MIAMI – Anne & Emmett, the latest theatrical production of The African American Performing Arts Community Theatre (AAPACT), is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. (more…)