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The FTRF and ALA-OIF Thomas Paine Project!

 Thomas Paine 

Bring Thomas Paine to your library and encourage intellectual freedom!

With a new twist on banned books, ALA-OIF and the Freedom to Read Foundation  is partnering with Ian Ruskin world renowned actor and playwright. Starting this spring, Ian Ruskin is offering libraries an opportunity to provide Sneak Preview Screenings of To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine.

The film on the life of Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, will be aired on public TV this Presidential election year. Thomas Paine wrote about ideas that were so controversial he was often imprisoned and fined, and almost executed. His works were banned in Europe and anyone who distributed, read or discussed his books faced prosecution.

This is a great opportunity for libraries to support the ALA and Intellectual Freedom, AND they get a program out of it! (Libraries can also contact Ian Ruskin to book a Skype or Google visit.)

View the trailer!



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