An Inflammatory Guide
The first edition of "An Inflammatory Guide: Banned & Challenged Books You Should Read" was printed in 2005, with an update in 2012. This 2024 edition reveals a dramatic increase in challenged and banned books—especially and alarmingly in public libraries.
A collaboration with sweet pea, the owner of King's Bookstore, this little accordion book expands from within a matchbook-inspired cover that reads "open mind before striking." Banned and challenged books—many familiar and surprising—are organized under eight categories, including LGBTQIA+ and Racism/DEI, with quotes from authors on censorship. A portion of all sales are donated to Freedom to Read Foundation, a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association.
3 x 3.75 inches, letterpress printed with foil stamped covers.