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The Uprise Books Project: Fighting Poverty with Banned Books by The Uprise Books Project — Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/project...
The Uprise Books Project: Fighting Poverty with Banned Books by The Uprise Books Project — Kickstarter
"The Uprise Books Project is dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through literacy, providing new banned and challenged books to underprivileged teens free of charge. In a nutshell, lower-income middle school and high school students can select banned and challenged books on our site, and we take care of finding contributors willing to pick up the tab. Rather, those kids WILL be able to select books, etc... once our site is finished. That's sorta where this Kickstarter campaign comes in. We need you, concerned and generous Internet friends, to help cover the cost of designing and developing that website. When we're through, kids throughout the country will be able to use the site to browse through a selection of books that have been banned and/or challenged somewhere in the United States and add the ones that interest them to their personal Wish Lists. As long as they're between the ages of 13 and 18 and meet the income requirements, we'll do our best to fulfill their requests." - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
interesting project started by a local person I follow on twitter. - holly #ravingfangirl
Interesting. I'm not sure how many of the kids they're trying to reach have internet access, stable shipping addresses, interest in proving their family's income level, parental permission to sign up for this, and so on. But it's an appealing idea... - Marianne
Personally, I'd like to see it extend to any kid regardless of income, but you have to start somewhere... I'm sure this project will piss some people off as it relates to usurping parental authority. - Andy