Unite Against Book Bans just added a new tool to the fight against book banning! Collaborating with the publishing community, Unite Against Book Bans has developed a free collection of book résumés, if you will, to support librarians, educators, students, parents, and other freedom-to-read advocates in their efforts to keep frequently challenged books on shelves. What's included on these résumés? Find out here.
We're over the moon about the first ever Eleanor Roosevelt Banned Book Awards Ceremony! The event celebrates the inaugural winners of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Bravery in Literature, recognizing authors whose works focus on racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and gender equity. Find out who is being honored, and which books have been identified as advancing human rights.
Joy Reid has a new book! And that’s gladsome news. Because Joy’s new work is about the overlooked legacy of civil rights icons Medgar & Myrlie Evers. It fills important gaps in Black history – the part of America’s story that banners are doing their best to squash. Hopefully, this important and insightful book will end up in classrooms and on library shelves everywhere... and stay there. Keep reading to find out more about Medger & Myrlie.