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Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's the Grapes of Wrath

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A bestselling author unearths the fascinating story of the banning of "The Grapes of Wrath" in the 1930s--and captures the essence of a tumultuous ... Show synopsis

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Rivkah S

If You Love Your Right to Read...

by Rivkah S on Nov 1, 2014

...read this! Rick Wartzman writes about an incredibly important book, Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, but just as importantly, tells the story of a brave librarian who stood up for right and ultimately influenced future generations around the idea of intellectual freedom. It's a powerful snapshot of an insular community governed by ignorance and will remind everyone of how shamefully Dust Bowl refugees were treated.

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