Join us and raise your voice for our children's future.
Since January 2022, dozens of states have passed or debated laws restricting our children’s freedom to learn. As a result, librarians everywhere are facing relentless pressure to ban books.
Thousands of books reflecting the lives and realities of people of all races, faiths, and identities have been pulled from library and classroom shelves, depriving our children of access to stories that can inform, encourage, and inspire them.
Help protect our children’s freedom to learn.
Let America read.
Take action with these organizations
Action and Advocacy
COSF is a non-partisan, common ground effort to preserve equity and excellence in K-12 education, inclusive of and accessible to all.
PEN America identifies and fights challenges to free expression in the United States and abroad, and is currently tracking what books are being banned and where bans are happening.
The ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom offers resources to defend intellectual freedom, support librarians, and track U.S. censorship.
UABB is a campaign formed by the ALA to defend intellectual freedom and provide talking points + toolkits for fighting censorship.
Through the Intellectual Freedom Center, NCTE provides support to teachers facing challenges in their schools and classrooms.
The ACLU defends the rights of the American public through litigation and advocacy, including action to support the freedom to read.
The National Coalition Against Censorship is an alliance of 50 nonprofit organizations that works to oppose censorship in all forms.
This Brooklyn Public Library project provides a library card to any teen in the country for ebook access.
This GLSEN program sends free, diverse, LGBTQ+-affirming book collections to K-12 schools across the country.
Book Saves Lives provides resources for those affected by book removal and raises awareness of the issues.