#ReadWithLove to Fight Book Bans Recording and Training Toolkit
Banned Books Week began in 1982 in response to a surge in challenges to books in bookstores, public libraries, and schools. Forty years later, the number of books being challenged and banned has skyrocketed, impacting communities throughout the US. This session will outline PFLAG’s response to the coordinated attempts to censor LGBTQ+ lives, the strategic partnerships that have been developed to stop book bans, and the #ReadWithLove campaign.
Thanks for participating in PFLAG National’s Working with School Personnel for Safer Schools webinar. One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in this session and use it to make your chapter stronger and more effective. To do that, we’ve created this page to provide you with tools, resources, and references.
As always, the PFLAG National staff is here to help. If you have any questions, comments, or just need some good advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Research & Data
- PEN America: Banned in the USA
- American Library Association: Banned & Challenged Books
- Eschelon Insights National Parents Union Survey
- Every Library Institute: Voter Perceptions of Book Bans and Censorship
- Navigator Research: Book Banning: A Guide for Advocates