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Your Right to READ 2023

Did you know that 56% of banned titles are written for the Young Adult audience? Celebrate your right to read with a selection of books that have been challenged throughout the USA or visit one of the sites below to find ways to get active!

From Action Toolkit:

"Books are tools for understanding complex issues. Limiting young people's access to books does not protect them from life's complex and challenging issues."

Visit for facts about book banning in the USA and check out their index of school book bans.

Want to get active? Visit BookRiot's Banned Book Week Action List!

The Intellectual Freedom Teen Council (IFTC) is a virtual space hosted by The Brooklyn Public Library where teens (ages 13-19) from across the country can connect with a peer-support network and discuss book challenges, censorship, and intellectual freedom.

Stop by the Teen Room to find these titles!


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