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A Scholastic Book Fair banner pictured outside a school in Queens, New York. Lindsey Nicholson/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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School librarian Amanda Jones endured harassment and threats after speaking out in defense of a diverse selection of books in the public libraries of Livingston Parish, La. Abdul Aziz for NPR hide caption

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The plot thickens: The battle over books comes at a cost

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Archivist Amy McDonald invited some co-workers to help her re-create cherries jubilee from a university cookbook. But even with a historical paper trail, there were still things they couldn't figure out, like what to do after it starts flaming. Jerry Young/Getty Images hide caption

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Handout picture dated 1997 and released in 2012 by the UN shows ancient manuscripts displayed at the library in the city of Timbuktu. Al-Qaeda has destroyed ancient texts it considers idolatrous. Evan Schneider/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Timbuktu's 'Badass Librarians': Checking Out Books Under Al-Qaida's Nose

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