Books Unbanned

"In Their Own Words: Youth Voices on Books Unbanned" details the impact of censorship on young people across the United States, using the voices of teens and young readers. Drawing upon thousands of stories from those requesting a Books Unbanned card at Brooklyn and Seattle Public Libraries, the report documents, in heartbreaking and hopeful detail, both the serious impacts of censorship attempts and how programs like Books Unbanned are providing joy, representation and escape for a new generation of readers.

Borrowed and Banned podcast: BPL tells the story of America’s ideological war with its bookshelves by talking with people most impacted: students on the frontlines, the librarians and teachers whose livelihoods are endangered when they speak up, and the writers whose books have become a political battleground.

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National Coalition Against Censorship
Unite Against Book Bans
Freadom Fighters