33 things you can do about censorship
a list in progress
1. Read banned books.
2. Give your friends banned books to read.
3. Report censorship to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom and the National Coalition Against Censorship.
4. Join Red Wine and Blue's Book Ban Busters campaign.
5. Get inspired by what banned author Dave Eggers is doing to fight book bans.
6. Check out this list of frequently challenged children's books to read to your kids.
7. Visit the Book Challenge Resource Center available from the National Coalition Against Censorship.
8. Prepare for and respond to book challenges using tools available from the American Library Association.
9. Support Books to Prisoners. Check out the many resources available on their site, including these banned books lists.
10. Attend local school board meetings.
11. Submit materials requests to your local library for banned books not already in the collection.
12. Use this incredible CRT tooklit to learn why Critical Race Theory (CRT) is such a contentious topic and how you can help educators.
13. Learn how Honesty for Ohio Education is working at both state and local levels to fight and prevent censorship in schools.
14. Write a letter to an author whose book has been banned thanking them for what they've written.
15. Suggest a banned book to your book club as your next read.
16. Join the Freedom to Read Foundation.
17. Read this article from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on how comics and graphic novels can help you raise a reader.
18. Send a paperback dictionary, thesaurus or other book in need to a prisoner through the Inside Books Project.
19. Start a conversation about the importance of LGBTQIA+ stories.
20. Save this list of children's books about police violence and read them all.
22. Subscribe to Prison Legal News, a monthly magazine published by the Human Rights Defense Center dedicated to reporting on issues related to prisoners’ rights.
23. Apply or run for a position on your library's board of trustees.
24. Talk to your children about censorship.
25. Join the American Civil Liberties Union.
26. Subscribe to Index on Censorship Magazine.
27. Sign petitions like this one to reinstate banned books in schools.
28. Attend a PEN Across America event near you in defense of free expression.
29. Follow authors of banned books on social media.
30. Join The Authors Guild's national letter writing campaign against book banning using the sample documents linked under "How You Can Help."
31. Give to organizations like the Coalition for Literacy Equity, who are working to end book deserts.
32. Learn about the history of book banning from literacy historian Harvey Graff.
33. Join the American Library Association's Unite Against Book Bans campaign.