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Advocacy: Unite Against Book Bans

As National Library Week kicks off, the American Library Association has launched a new effort to fight the rising tide of book challenges. The effort, Unite Against Book Bans, is a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship.

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Advocacy: Airwaves for Equity

We have joined Airwaves for Equity, an alliance of organizations committed to
enhancing digital literacy and adoption in the United States by creating a
Digital Equity Foundation funded by the proceeds from wireless spectrum
auctions. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Endorse this policy
today at

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Maus Book Controversy: Four Ways You Can Take Action

Plenty of people in East Tennessee are livid over a school board’s decision to remove “Maus” from the language arts curriculum. But indiscriminate outrage on TV and social media isn’t helping the local dissenters who are trying to build a better way forward, writes The Rural Assembly’s Whitney Kimball Coe today in The Daily Yonder. Read her story, plus four ways you can take action.

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