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Reblog: #RaisingReaders Monday: fREADom

Ten things to do to support banned books! This is a post from the beginning of the week that I only just found, (sorry y’all, I’m behind on my reader), but most of these things work just fine the rest of the year too.


Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Do you find it strange that we have a Banned Books awareness campaign in the United States? I mean, seriously, is this something we actually need to think about here and now? Most Americans realize that banning books is a thing of the past, or something that happens in far off countries ruled by oligarchs, despots and fundamentalists. Right?

Not at all.

Banned Books Week is a yearly effort sponsored in 2014 by many organizations including  the American Library Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship, Association of American Publishers, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, National Council of Teachers of English, Media Freedom Foundation’s Project Censored, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.  It raises awareness of past and current challenges to and banning of books and encourages us to celebrate our “fREADdom.”

As a book-lover, a writer, and a parent, this…

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