Posted on 06/20/2018 at 10:16 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The book industry is banding together to support kids detained at the U.S. border.

The Los Angeles Times reported that as of Tuesday morning, about 2,000 children’s/YA authors and their supporters had signed on to a campaign dubbed “Kid Lit Says No Kids In Cages.”

The movement objects to President Donald Trump's controversial family separation immigration policy and seeks to raise money to help affected children.

Its fundraising goal is currently at $150,000 — a mark that has been moved higher daily — to be shared among seven groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

Rainbow Rowell and Veronica Roth are among the twenty authors who signed a statement released Monday on Twitter.

It reads in part: "We believe the Department of Justice is engaging in practices that should be restricted to the pages of dystopian novels. We demand and expect better, and call on our readers to do the same."

Read the full story here.

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