This October, The Wild Detectives present a frightfully good campaign with a mission to help young readers avoid library and school bans on books.
How? The answer is hidden in plain sight. In the spirit of spooky season, we’ve devised a clever, seasonally relevant, and never-before-seen way to disguise banned books with sleeves that serve as costumes for banned books.
Readers can choose between their favorite Halloween characters, including a werewolf, a ghost, a witch, a monster, or a zombie. While each Booooook Cover tricks the outside world, the playful titles treat the reader with delight and spread a subtle yet effective message against the institutions that want these books banned.
Libraries and schools around the country have banned or are trying to ban hundreds of books that tap into topics like sexual orientation and racism.
As an independent library, we feel the obligation to fight back, defend these topics, and protect freedom of speech. Booooook Covers are the perfect way to trick the system and treat all readers across the U.S.
A world where reading is censored is a horror story scarier than any Stephen King novel. Those who work to sensor our freedoms show us that monsters are not only found in fiction. All stories and points of view deserve to be told and to be read. This campaign covers banned books but opens worlds of access and inclusion.
Join The Wild Detectives in giving this horror story a happy ending.
Choose and download your favorite booook cover HERE
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