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Read these 12 Canadian books that have been challenged

Feb. 26-March 4 was Freedom to Read Week, a national celebration of freedom of choice, freedom to read, freedom to think, freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Feb. 26-March 4, 2017 was Freedom to Read Week, a national celebration of freedom of choice, freedom to read, freedom to think, freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Which is totally why you should read exactly what we tell you to: these 12 Canadian books that have been challenged over the years for their content.

The Wars by Timothy Findley won the 1977 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. (McClelland & Stewart/Groundwood Books/Penguin Random House Canada)
Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013 as a "master of the contemporary short story". (Top Shelf Productions/Arsenal Pulp Press/Penguin Canada)
Hold Fast was the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award in 1978. (Penguin Classics/Puffin Classics/Groundwood Books)
Margaret Laurence's The Diviners won the Governor General's Award for fiction in 1974. (Groundwood Books/HarperCollins Canada/McClelland & Stewart)

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