The Uprise Books Project wants to give teens access to banned and challenged books. The organization hopes to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to fund the design and development costs of their website.
Here’s more about the project: “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. At the same time, folks concerned about little things like poverty, literacy and censorship will be able to search through some basic demographic data to find books they’d like to sponsor.”
The organizers have created several different rewards packages for supporters. Backers who donate at least $5 will be recognized on the finished site. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project.