The Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) is a signature part of  NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Program. KRRP offers support, education, and direct advocacy to people facing book challenges or bans in schools and libraries and engages local activists in promoting the freedom to read. It was co-founded with the American Booksellers for Free Expression and is supported in part by the American Booksellers for Free Expression and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

KRRP has helped defend hundreds of titles, in cases in almost every state in the nation.

Our work on book censorship incidents is responsive and strategically tailored to each situation. We contact teachers, booksellers, librarians, local reporters and free speech advocates involved in the challenge. Energizing and backing community involvement is essential to the work of KRRP. We work to engage local communities as much as possible to provide resources and support for their advocacy for the freedom to read.

In addition to our casework, KRRP spearheads a collaborative effort to oppose the growing trend to “red flag” and label books like movies and video games.

KEY RESOURCES

Kids' Right to Read Book Censorship Action Kit

Book Censorship Toolkit

Defend LGBTQ Stories

Defend LGBTQ Stories: A Resource

The First Amendment in Schools

The First Amendment in Schools