[Portland, OR, September 12, 2022] – Accessibility to books and diverse author voices is essential in understanding the human experience and the world at large. This concept is core to the work we do at A Kids Co., and it’s why we’ve partnered with the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) to write A Kids Book About Banned Books, released today, just ahead of Banned Books Week (September 18th – 24th, 2022).
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and highlights different books that have been challenged, a formal request to ban a book, in places like schools, bookstores, and libraries. Encouraging kids to learn and connect with others through reading is a core value of A Kids Co., and reading banned books is integral to that mission. Every day in schools across the country, books are targeted for removal for telling stories, centering characters, and tackling topics that feel uncomfortable for some people. This book explains what book banning is and empowers adults and young readers to have thoughtful conversations on how reading and having access to information and diverse ideas help foster meaningful connections through education and lifelong learning.
The NCAC is an alliance of more than 50 national nonprofits who fight for kids’ right to read and free expression. Since its inception in 1974, NCAC has worked to educate the public about the dangers of censorship and limiting youth’s access to information. Meet A Kids Company About shares NCAC’s belief that youth deserve to speak, learn, and create freely.
Meet A Kids Company About a new kind of media company with a collection of beautifully designed books that kickstart challenging, empowering, and important conversations for kids and their grownups. Learn more about us at akidsco.com.
About National Coalition Against Censorship
Since its inception in 1974, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has functioned as a first responder in protecting freedom of expression, a fundamental human right, and a keystone of democracy. Representing 59 trusted education, publishing, and arts organizations, NCAC encourages and facilitates dialogue between diverse voices and perspectives, including those that have historically been silenced.