Books for the Banned
Books for the Banned (BFTB) is a donation-based fundraising and awareness campaign within the book community to provide educational resources for teachers and students. All books bought will go to a public classroom or a school library within a state that banned teaching Critical Race Theory.
We believe every student deserves the right to an open and honest education; unfortunately, not everyone shares this belief.
As you may or may not know, multiple states have banned public school teachers from teaching Critical Race Theory in schools. Critical Race Theory (CRT) “is an academic movement of civil rights scholars and activists in the United States who seek to critically examine the law as it intersects with issues of race and to challenge mainstream liberal approaches to racial justice.”
Robbing children of knowledge should be criminal, a violation of the First Amendment, and yet, it is not. However, one way to counter this is to supply teachers and students with non-fiction and historical fiction middle grade and young adult works that tackle all aspects of Black American history—the good, the bad, and especially the ugly.
How You Can Help
Purchase a Title
When you buy, we supply! Simply select a work to donate, checkout, and we ship your purchase(s) through the D.U.C program to a school in need.
Recommend a Title
Don’t see a book you love? Recommend a title below.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out!
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