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This button promotes the freedom to read whatever you want. Libraries are defending a person’s right to read any book they want. Controversial material can be the most challenging thing for a librarian to overcome. Controversial material leads to book censorship in school, stores, and libraries. To promote the freedom to read, the ALA’s (the American Library Association) Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of challenged book in order to inform the public about censorship effects that affect libraries and schools.