Books are for all of us. Whatever our color, background, or ZIP code, we want our children to have an education that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and freedom to pursue our dreams.
Certain politicians have denied some children the resources they need for a high-quality education by purposefully mischaracterizing and stoking fears about what is taught in schools and calling for book bans.
Censoring books written by mostly Black, brown, and LGBTQ authors denies students the ability to see themselves and understand our similarities and our differences.
We’re joining together to make sure every student has to look no further than the shelves of their own school libraries to find age-appropriate books that show they are reflected and respected.