Celebrate Banned Books Week in Humble Bundle style with the new Forbidden Books Bundle, a collection of banned and challenged books by some of the world’s most influential authors
There’s just one week left to take advantage of Humble’s Forbidden Books Bundle, featuring a collection of banned and challenged books by some of the world’s most influential authors! Mark Banned Books Week this year by adding an incredible selection of contested books and comics to your digital library while supporting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship – two organizations fighting every day to protect the right to read!
Pay what you want to get a huge selection of challenged and banned books for all ages. Get the picture book based on a true story, And Tango Makes Three that has been challenged for its depiction of gay penguins, or Albert Einstein’s Essays in Humanism, which was perceived as so dangerous, the Nazis burned it. Get two different texts from the CBLDF archives with rare Neil Gaiman essays – Free Speeches and God & Tulips that talk about the author’s personal experience with having his work censored. Plus the first volumes of critically acclaimed graphic novel series’ Bone, Saga, Palomar (Heartbreak Soup).
Don’t wait, the Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books supporting Banned Books Week 2018 ends October 3 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
What’s included in the Forbidden Book Bundle?
- Kramer Vs Kramer by Avery Corman
- Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Zone of the Interior by Clancy Sigal
- Essays in Humanism by Albert Einstein
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
- What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
- BONUS Read Banned Books: A Guide to Banned, Challenged, and Controversial Comics and Graphic Novels
- BONUS Censorship Toolkit
- Free Speeches by Neil Gaiman
- Barefoot Gen Vol. 1 by Keiji Nakazawa
- Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
- Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon
- The Bastard by John Jakes
- Intensely Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- ttyl: 10th Anniversary Edition by Lauren Myracle
- Bone Vol. 1 by Jeff Smith
- A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
- Crank by Ellen Hopkins
- Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez
- Heartbreak Soup by Gilbert Hernandez
- Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.
- Gods & Tulips by Neil Gaiman
Proceeds from this bundle benefit the work of the National Coalition Against Censorship and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, partners in the Banned Books Week Coalition and Kids’ Right to Read Project. Together, the NCAC and CBLDF help respond to bans and challenges of books with expert advice, letters of support, and legal expertise. They also collaborate to produce valuable resources to protect Free Expression, such as Be Heard!, a free comic book to protect student rights released earlier this year.
What are you waiting for?Get the bundle now!
About the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
NCAC’s mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms. The Coalition formed in response to the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Miller v. California, which narrowed First Amendment protections for sexual expression and opened the door to obscenity prosecutions.
Over 40 years, as an alliance of more than 50 national non-profits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups, we have engaged in direct advocacy and education to support First Amendment principles. NCAC is unique in that we are national in scope, but often local in our approach. We work with community members to resolve censorship controversies without the need for litigation. For more info, check out ncac.org.
About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available to respond to First Amendment emergencies at a moment’s notice. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Monthly also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games “Presented by Humble Bundle.” Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $132 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.