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Our Life Time By Harry Potter - 1359 Words

December 14, 2016 Imagine, the most famous childhood novel of our life time, and the biggest money maker in Hollywood, being challenged in a court case? A beloved children s hero was almost sent to book section for censored books. The Harry Potter Series almost did not make it to the children of Cedarville School District of Arkansas. In this court case, the school board of Cedarville, Arkansas voted to deny students access to the Harry Potter books. The grounds on why they wanted to ban the books were because the Harry Potter books were unfit for their students and could lead to rebellion. Many authors of other famous childhood series’ such as Judy Blume stood behind the Counts family (who sued the school district) and showed support with J.K. Rowling, as well the President for the American Booksellers Association for Free Expression, Chris Finan. 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