Banvertising – A campaign that takes real, negative quotes from the people who are trying to disqualify books and uses their hateful words to promote those same books they’re trying to ban. In a few words: we will turn these books’ worst critics into their best reviews.
Why do we care?
Hundreds of books that revolve around themes crucial to the human experience such as race, sexual orientation, and gender identity are being threatened to be or are actively being banned from schools and public libraries. Though the constitution protects freedom of speech, school administrators and librarians are facing growing pressure from politicians and parents alike, and are even threatened with criminal charges.
Access to diverse stories and points of view are under attack.
We’ve had enough. Together, we can save these books.
The best way to protect them is reading them. The best way to save them, is to promote them. Help us transform the negative words into positive action by turning our loudest enemies into our strongest allies.
And if you want to learn and do even more in your community to help save these books from getting banned, click on any of the links below:
The Wild Detectives is your local independent bookstore bar and venue in Oak Cliff. Serious Pleasures.