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WA school library temporarily bans Harry Potter books

A school library in Western Australia has banned access to the Harry Potter series for two weeks to encourage students to read other books, reports the West Australian.

A spokesperson for Bunbury Catholic College said the school felt that students were reading the Harry Potter series ‘over and over at the expense of other books’ and saw the ban as ‘an opportunity for students to give other books a go, but also practice their responsible protesting skills and convince the library staff why Harry Potter should be put back onto the shelves’.

Students have responded by hanging a ‘bring Harry back’ sign outside the library.


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