Freedom to Read Statement Reissued on Its 70th Anniversary

Unite Against Book Bans, the coalition of organizations fighting censorship, which includes SLJ, is asking individuals, authors, organizations, and associations to sign on to the statement and support the freedom to read.

On the 70th anniversary of the Freedom to Read Statement from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP)and in response to the current wave of censorshipALA and AAP have reissued the statement and reaffirmed its message. When republishing the statement on June 25, 2023, ALA and AAP were joined by the Authors Guild and American Booksellers Association.

Unite Against Book Bans, the coalition of organizations fighting censorship, which includes SLJ, is asking individuals, authors, organizations, and associations to sign on to the statement and support the freedom to read.

From uniteagainstbookbans.org:

 

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