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To: State and local decision-makers

Pushing Back Against Book Bans

Petition for Diverse Books: Embracing Inclusion and Empathy

I initiated this petition because, I found a deep connection with the characters from the book COOLIES, seeing aspects of myself and my family within their stories. The news of COOLIES and many other classic books being banned left me feeling shocked and disappointed.

Ignorance and fear of the unfamiliar drive discrimination, which is why we urgently need diverse books in all schools and libraries nationwide.

Presently, book bans are affecting at least 32 states, including Florida, Texas, Missouri, South Carolina, and Utah.

With this petition, I aim to gather signatures to present to state and local decision-makers, hoping to appeal to all concerned, including conservative parent groups. I propose the formation of a nonpartisan committee to review the books in question and reconsider their bans.

Together, let us advocate for inclusivity, empathy, and the preservation of diverse voices in literature. By embracing our differences and celebrating our shared humanity, we can create a brighter future for generations to come. Please join me in supporting this vital cause by signing and sharing this petition. Together, we can make a difference.

Why is this important?

COOLIES is one of the incredible award-winning books, just like The Diary of a Young Girl, Of Mice and Men, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Gender Queer, The Handmaid's Tale, The Color Purple, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Beloved, The Bluest Eye, I Am Jazz, Lord of the Flies, and many more classic books that have sadly been put on the banned books list.

We're standing up against book banning and promoting inclusion and empathy in our country. It's all about keeping our freedom to express ourselves through books and stories. When we read diverse literature, we learn about different people and cultures, which helps us understand and respect each other better. Embracing all kinds of books makes us more compassionate and informed, creating a brighter future for everyone. Let's make sure our voices are heard and that we have a world full of diverse stories to explore and learn from!

Sign and share the petition today. Thank you for your support.



2023-07-22 11:05:44 -0400

100 signatures reached

2023-07-14 14:10:25 -0400

50 signatures reached

2023-07-12 20:37:06 -0400

25 signatures reached

2023-07-11 12:47:20 -0400

10 signatures reached