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Banned Books Reading Challenge

Books bans are on the rise all over the country. According to the American Library Association, book bans nearly doubled between 2021 and 2022. Members of Grandparents For Truth and their friends are invited to participate in this year's Banned Books Week by entering our Banned Books Reading Challenge!

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About the Banned Book Reading Challenge


In this challenge, every book you read (to a grandchild or on your own) gives you one “point,” and points can be traded in for free Grandparents For Truth swag! Supplies are limited so make sure to read early and often!

How You Can Join the Challenge

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  1. Sign up for the challenge here.
  2. Pick a banned book off of our banned book reading list
  3. Submit a photo or video of you (or you and a grandkid!) reading the banned book. If you post it to social, make sure you tag us (we’re @peoplefor on Twitter/X and Facebook and @peoplefor_ on Instagram)and use the hashtag #bannedbooks2023
  4. Each photo or video you submit or tag us in is worth one point! Rack up points to get free Grandparents for Truth swag like tshirts, book marks, water bottles, and more!
  5. Keep an eye on your inbox! At the end of October, we’ll reach out to you to see what swag you’d like.

Supplies are limited – so read early and often!



Pick one of our challenge books to get started!



Love the swag, and don’t want to wait?

Buy it here! Your purchase helps support our work fighting book bans across the country.

Got questions?


No worries! Reach out to our National Field Director, Alana Byrd, at [email protected].