Dear Banned Author Campaign
Hosted by the American Library Association, ‘Dear Banned Author’ raises awareness of censorship while supporting the power of words and those who write them. Authors have also shared fan letters as support when there’s a public challenge to their books.
Ways to Participate
- Write a letter or email to a banned and challenged author, sharing how their words have impacted you.
- Host a letter-writing program at your library or school, bringing writing supplies and a list of author addresses. Use these Tips for Hosting Programs.
- Reach out to a favorite banned or challenged author by tagging them on Twitter and including #DearBannedAuthor. Use these Tips for Tweeting and Tweetable Postcards.
Get more information about the Dear Banned Author campaign here.