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Judy Blume and fellow authors and readers have rallied behind Laurie Halse Anderson's acclaimed young adult novel about the rape of a teenager, Speak, following a call to ban it from schools in Missouri. As libraries and bookshops across America highlight the dangers of censorship with Banned Books Weektheir annual celebration of the right to read, a campaign backing Anderson's book has taken wing across blogs and Twitter.

The widespread support for Speak follows an op-ed from Wesley Scroggins, a professor at Missouri State University, in Missouri's News Leader, which said the book "should be classified as soft pornography" and called on parents to "get involved". Scroggins also complained about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five "This is a book that contains so much profane language, it would make a sailor blush with shame. The 'f word' is plastered on almost every other .

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The content ranges from naked men and women in cages together so that others can watch them having sex to God telling people that they better not mess with his loser, bum of a son, named Jesus Christ"which has now been removed from the district's curriculum, and about Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, which is being reviewed. It gets worse, if that's possible, when he goes on to completely mischaracterise the book," wrote Anderson on her blog, which she said has now been viewed by tens of thousands of people. A hashtag on Twitter, speakloudly, became one of the most popular topics on the micro-blogging site last weekend, and vehement anti-censorship campaigner and author Judy Blume described the situation as "outrageous" and brought it to the attention of the National Coalition Against Censorship, which is now investigating.

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Thousands of people linked to my post and recommended it on Facebook and on their own blogs. One social media expert said that, based on the Facebook recommendations alone, he estimated thatheard about the banning," said Anderson, a finalist for the National Book award in the US for Speak, her debut novel. One of the readers to speak out was UK children's author Lucy Coats, who was prompted by the uproar to buy Anderson's book and found it raising a memory of a sexual assault from her own childhood, which she felt moved to share, for the first time since it happened 40 years ago, on her blog.

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I think it's something about the silence of the girl in it, how she doesn't feel she can speak out about it because she's too scared, and I suddenly thought yes, that's how I felt, I was too frightened. It has been an exorcism in public. Coats called Scroggins's comments about Speak "very disturbing" and said that issues such as teenage rape "need to be talked about". So many people who've read Speak have said 'it happened to me, it helped me through it'.

It's about letting children know they aren't alone, that these things do happen but they can recover from it," she said. This article is more than 10 years old. Laurie Halse Anderson: Speaking loudly.

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