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Books Belong everywhere: whether fiction or nonfiction, books help us to see ourselves and others in the world. They must be available to everyone so that readers may connect to the stories that speak to them, to learn more deeply about themselves, and about other people and cultures.
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"It doesn't always feel like you're banning the book itself. Sometimes it feels like you're banning the people who those books are about, that you're saying that those lives are lives that should only exist in the shadows."

Jason Reynolds

Resources for Fighting Book Bans

If you are faced with a book ban or challenge in your community, here are helpful resources for support.

Organizations We Support

We stand with and support several organizations in their efforts against book bans.

Reading Guides

Discuss these banned books with these helpful reading guides.


"Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me."

Judy Blume

Explore these books that have been targeted for removal from bookshelves around the nation.
“Children are whole people, and they deserve free, full access to art and literature.”
—Elana K. Arnold
“If you don’t want your child to read a particular book, that’s your choice. But please don’t attempt to dictate such choices for the rest of us.”
—E. R. Frank
“Censorship is the Child of Fear and the Father of Ignorance.”
—Laurie Halse Anderson
"Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight." 
–Stephen Chbosky
“Read whatever they’re trying to keep out of your eyes and your brain, because that’s exactly what you need to know.” 
Stephen King
“What I worry about is, that in an effort to protect students, we may be taking away the tools they need to protect themselves later on. ”
–Jeannette Walls
“Books bridge divides between people. Book bans create them.”
—Jodi Picoult