If no one speaks out for [young readers], if they don't speak out for themselves, all they'll get for required reading will be the most bland books available. Instead of finding the information they need at the library, instead of finding novels that illuminate life, they will find only those materials to which nobody could possibly object... In this age of censorship I mourn the loss of books that will never be written, I mourn the voices that will be silenced "” writers' voices, teachers' voices, students' voices "” and all because of fear. - Judy Blume