We at Borrow. Read. Repeat. and Penguin Random House fervently oppose these attempts at censorship because we believe that books make us better, and students in particular deserve access to a wide range of perspectives.

We stand with our authors and are committed to publishing diverse stories and rich, wide-spanning perspectives. We stand with teachers and librarians and trust their expertise on what books to share with young readers. And we stand with our readers, because everyone deserves to see themselves in a book.

Learn more about what we’re doing
and what you can do to fight book bans.

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Get Involved on Let Freedom Read Day

On October 7, 2023, get involved and help defend books from censorship and stand up for the library staff, educators, writers, publishers, and booksellers who make them available!

Check out ways
you can take action.


Join Us for #TheBannedWagon Tour of the South

This month, Penguin Random House is hitting the road with the Freedom to Read Foundation, Pen America, and Little Free Library to hand out copies of banned books in some of the most affected communities.

Find out if the Banned Wagon is coming to a city near you, learn about the books we’ll be handing out, and explore more resources to fight book bans!

Visit the site to learn more.

Join Us for a FREE
Banned Books Week Event

Thursday, October 5th at 2 PM ET, join Penguin Random House, Booklist, and Unite Against Book Bans for a special Banned Books Week event as we premiere the video of Ibram X. Kendi’s motivating and moving speech from Rally for the Right to Read at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference.

Introduced by Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association, in conversation with Chris Jackson, EVP, Publisher, & Editor-in-Chief of One World—this hour-long webinar will celebrate the right to read and librarians’ role in providing access for all.

Learn more and register for free here.

Support Unite Against Book Bans

Unite Against Book Bans is a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship.

Learn more here.


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