According to PEN America, Florida is one of the worst states in the country for those who care about the freedom to read: 13 school districts in Florida banned books in the second half of 2022—more than in any other state—adding up to a total of 357 bans. But now, Banned Books USA, in partnership with Electric Literature, is fighting back by offering free banned and challenged books to any and all residents of Florida.
Here’s how it works: go to their website, and pick a book from the list of banned and challenged titles. Enter a shipping address in Florida (yours or someone else’s) and pay the shipping cost, and soon the book will be on its way. It’s a win-win.