The U.S. First Amendment protects freedom of speech in all forms of communication. Yet public-school book bans have increased by 33% according to PEN America. Reading improves a child's language and literacy skills and grade averages. Reading books on a diverse range of topics helps nurture an open mind, a greater connection and a healthy curiosity. Kyle Zimmer, cofounder/CEO of nonprofit First Book, discusses the organization's work distributing books to children in under-resourced communities.