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Kelly Jensen

Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

BANNED TOGETHER: Empowering Teens and Fighting for the Right to Read

Teens have been at the forefront of fighting for the freedom to read. BANNED TOGETHER, publishing in March, is a YA anthology to encourage and support them while talking frankly about contemporary book censorship. Check it out!

See You At The Library, Brave Books’s Storytime, Back in 2024

Brave Books is bringing its right-wing See You at the Library Storytime events to public libraries again in August. Now is the time to prepare.

How Alabama Library Supporters Took Action and You Can, Too: Book Censorship News, June 7, 2024

Taking action against book bans involves doing things solo and finding allies. Here's how Prattville, Alabama, library supporters sued over book ban policies and maintain hope. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Pride in the Library: Gifts for Readers Celebrating LGBTQ+ People and Books

Goodies to help celebrate Pride in the library in June...and all year long. T-shirts, earrings, stickers, and more!

Colorado Passes Anti-Book Ban Bill for Public Libraries

Colorado passes an anti-book ban bill that would make public record the results of book challenges and the names of those behind the challenges.

Why Did a High Schooler Hand Her Superintendent A Book at Graduation? One Student’s Year of Fighting Book Bans.

A year of fighting book bans culminated in one high school senior handing her superintendent a copy of THE HANDMAID'S TALE at graduation instead of shaking his hand.

Chilling Editorial Cartoons About Book Banning: Book Censorship News, May 31, 2024

These editorial cartoons capture the gravity of modern book banning. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

2024 Summer Reading Clubs for Kids and Teens

Looking for free summer reading clubs for kids and teens? This guide offers a range of clubs, including those from Half Price Books, Pizza Hut, and more.

Every Kid Had The Same School-Issued Planner. But…Why?

Who else remembers those school planners where you could pretend to be a DJ on the vinyl cover (and why did we all seem to have one)?

A Wisconsin Public Library Waives Damage Fees in Exchange for Photos of Pets Behind the Damage

Middleton Public Library in Wisconsin is accepting photos of damaged books with the animal responsible for the damage in exchange for damage fees.