Access to Banned Books

The Brooklyn Public Library is allowing anyone in the US from ages 13-21 to register for a free digital library card, even if you don’t live in New York. Library card holders will have access to hundreds of books that have been banned in schools or libraries. Brooklyn Public Library made the decision to expand their reach in response to the increase in banned books over the past year. The majority of books being targeted are written by or for Black or LGBTQ+ individuals. The Brooklyn Public Library believes everyone should be able to see themselves in literature and have the chance to write about their experiences, regardless of how they identify or what they look like. So far, over 700 teenagers around the country have applied for a card to access the banned titles. If you qualify for a card, you can apply here!

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