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Freedom to Read: Book Challenges and Bans in the U.S.

This guide provides an overview of current efforts to challenge or ban books in the U.S. and includes information about Banned Books Week and how to fight library censorship.

Toolkits

toolkit by Nook Fulloption from the Noun ProjectUnite Against BookBans Action Toolkit 

A small but vocal group is driving the current flood of book bans in school and public libraries across the country. It's important to counter those voices by uniting in support of the freedom to read in your local community. How can you and your community unite against book bans? We've put together this action toolkit to help you get started.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) Book Censorship Action Kit 

NCAC has been battling censors and book-banning advocates for over 40 years. We present this collection of materials on how to effectively fight challenges to books in schools for the use of students, educators, parents, and authors. This information is not intended as legal advice.

How to Fight Book Bans and Challenges: an Anti-Censorship Toolkit 

This article is written by Kelly Jensen, a former librarian, is published on Book Riot, which is the largest independent editorial book site in North America. It includes methods and tools for combatting censorship in your community.

toolkit by Nook Fulloption from Noun Project

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