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.

Celebrate the Right to Read with Stickers (+ Action)

We need to celebrate the right to read and put our love for books into action to protect them—and the people they represent. Check out these stickers and action steps.

How Public Libraries Are Targeted Right Now—It’s Not “Just” Books: Book Censorship News, March 29, 2024

The methods of destabilizing and dismantling public libraries may not look like how you think they would. Here's how it's happening right now. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Vermont Poised to Curtail Library Book Bans, Bad Ebook Contracts, and Protect Teen Library Records

Vermont's comprehensive Senate Bill 220 would give teens 12 and up privacy in their library borrowing records, restrict book bans in public and school libraries, and more.

How The BookmarkED/OnShelf App, Created to Help Schools Ban Books, Fuels Them Instead

The app reported to "help" schools and parents navigate book bans is funded by Amazon Web Services, HEB Grocery Founder, and More.

You’re Wrong About These Common Myths About Book Ban: Book Censorship News, March 22, 2024

No, book bans don't make the kids want to read the books. No, book bans don't just impact schools. Those and other common myths and ideas about book bans. (Plus this week's book censorship news roundup.)

Why Ban Books When You Can Ban Book Awards?: Suburban Illinois District Cancels Caudill Awards

Calling the Rebecca Caudill awards "left leaning," the school board in Wadsworth, Illinois, canceled the long-running award program in the district.

Welcome to the Carnegie Library

A deep dive into what Carnegie libraries are, what they aren't, and how they attain historic significance.

State Anti-Book Ban Legislation Updates: Book Censorship News, March 15, 2024

Where do the anti-book ban bills proposed in nearly a dozen U.S. states stand right now? That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Librarians Lock Autauga-Prattville Public Library in Protest After Director Fired by Board

The director was fired by the board for refusing to remove 113 books from the teen area that had LGBTQ+ content. This comes after the board implemented a new 53-page policy guide.

Delaware, Connecticut Legislators Propose Anti-Book Ban Measures

Legislative proposals in Delaware and Connecticut would protect the right to read in public and school libraries. If you live in either state, contact you reps ASAP.