‘This Book Won’t Burn’: Celebrating Young People’s Bravery in the Face of Book Bans

Banning books is deeply harmful to children. Censorship not only removes books from library shelves; it erases identities. Bans suggest that the very existence of some human beings is controversial. Make no mistake, book banning is an anathema to liberty. It is a tool of oppression, and if we really want to protect our children, if we want to ensure our democracy, we all need to be raising our voices to stop it.

“How can I be brave?” That’s the question that planted the seed for my novel, This Book Won’t Burn.