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April 14, 2009


Founder of Banned Books Week

Judith Krug, a director of the Chicago-based American Library Association and a founder of its Banned Books Week, died Saturday at Evanston Hospital in suburban Chicago of stomach cancer, said Judith Platt, president of the ALA's Freedom to Read Foundation. Ms. Krug had been head of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1967. Banned Books Week has been observed since 1982 during the last week of September. ALA officials say the event celebrates intellectual freedom.

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