The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
We all have the right to free speech and the ABFFE stands up for booksellers in the fight against censorship. Founded in 1990, the ABFFE’s mission is to protect the free exchange of ideas, especially in books. What does this mean? It means ABFFE works on a local and national level to KEEP BOOKS ON SHELVES! They work to keep books from being censored or banned. Some of the most well known and inspirational YA books in our history have been challenged. Books like Harry Potter, Gossip Girl, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and To Kill a Mockingbird, books that we want to read! So thank you, ABFFE, for helping our bookstores continue to sell the books we love!