Read Free Poster

With the message "Open books, open doors," this beautiful poster by Rafael López is available to SLJ subscribers and here, as a download. Created by SLJ, supported by Penguin Random House, and in partnership with NCTE, NCAC, PEN America, FReadom, and Library Journal, the powerful image promoting free expression is also available as social graphics for sharing on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.    



This beautiful poster by Rafael López, brought to you by SLJ in partnership with Penguin Random House and the organizations listed below, is included in SLJ's May 2022 print issue. The message, "Open books, open doors," is especially relevant in this time of increased book challenges. To support free expression, we are offering the poster here as well, as a download. Social media assets and links to other resources can also be found on this page.



Rafael Lopez poster on an angle


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Download the poster

Full size 18" x 24"

Reduced for 11" x 17" printer





Download social media assets


Facebook horizontal

Facebook vertical

Instagram square-version 1

Instagram square-version 2

cell phone with poster image in it  






American Library Association (ALA)

  • Report Censorship  ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom provides individual confidential support, guidance, and resources to librarians faced with censorship.
  • Fight Censorship  Clearinghouse of resources to assist library workers and library advocates in responding to and supporting others facing those challenges.
  • ALA Top 10 Most Challenged Books 
  • Unite Against Book Bans  A national initiative to empower readers to stand together in the fight against censorship

Martha Hickson, school librarian, NJ

National Coalition Against Censorship

National Council of Teachers of English

Penguin Random House

PEN America






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