February 2, 2023

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We Need Diverse Books launches #BooksSaveLives campaign

For the past two years, book bans have been an ongoing reality. The majority of banned books are books by and about marginalized people, including people of color and LGBTQ+. This week, We Need Diverse Books launched a new campaign to counter this onslaught of censorship.

#BooksSaveLives will officially launch on December 1st, 2022 with a three-pronged strategy:

The Books Save Lives grant offers schools up to $10,000 to purchase inclusive books for their collection, prioritizing those impacted by ongoing book bans and challenges. We Need Diverse Books will develop a guide for educators and provide on-the-ground support to challenge censorship efforts in communities across the country. This includes author visits, librarian assistance and more. The money will also support authors who are meeting these challenges by guaranteeing them publicity, financial support and the acquisition of titles to help them earn an income and continue their work.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved in the campaign in one (or all) of three ways:

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Learn more about #BooksSaveLives and access resources to challenge book censorship in your own community on the #BooksSaveLives program page.

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