#BannedBooksWeek 2022

What does it say about me as an author when I have yet to participate in a #BannedBooksWeek series?

Nothing, really.

In fact, it wasn’t until this morning that I learned what #MSWL was.

The current political climate in the United States is horrific, to say the least. As the frequency of the call for book bans from the Republican party rises, it’s no wonder that I feel less confident, and let’s be honest – less safe, in the idea of opening my own independent bookstore here in Arizona, much less anywhere else in the country.

In honor of my first post for the #BannedBooksWeek 2022 series, I am going to be posting an infographic from the ALA Organization which is also affiliated with the Children’s Book Council’s website:

Banned Books Week is September 18-24, 2022! Check out this info from ALA and this info from The Banned Books Week Coalition about how you can support the freedom to read.

Censorship By The Numbers for Banned Books Week 2022 - Resource Provided by the ALA Organization
What do you think of this infographic? Let me know in the comments below!

#BannedBooksWeek 2022

“This is a dangerous time for readers and the public servants who provide access to reading materials. Readers, particularly students, are losing access to critical information, and librarians and teachers are under attack for doing their jobs.”

– Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom

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Jacob Thomas
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