Join the celebration of “Words Have Power” at your library. The American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 24-30) with a national Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament. The Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament challenges readers to tweet action items that spotlight library resources, First Amendment rights and the harms of censorship using the hashtag #RebelReader.
Libraries (public, school, academic, special) and qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to become partners of the ALA Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament. Read the Official Rules here.
In addition to participating and promoting the national tournament with their own social media channels, Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament partners are encouraged to tailor the program to their communities, drawing attention to the freedom to read and highlighting their own resources.