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  • Thomas Bonifield

"Victory" for Kirk Cameron against Two Libraries that Blocked His Book

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

Requests to read the Christian actor's new Children's book in story time sessions met rejection at dozens of facilities across the U.S.

Kirk Cameron appears in a scene from his 2022 movie "Lifemark."
Kirk Cameron appears in a scene from his 2022 movie "Lifemark." Image: The Kendrick Brothers/Lifemark Film Holdings.

It is a small start, but two public libraries that initially refused to allow Kirk Cameron to read his children's book, As You Grow, to audiences in their facilities have now agreed. Located in Indianapolis, IN and Scarsdale, NY, they were among more than 50 libraries that rejected or ignored requests from his publisher, Brave Publishing Co., for story hour reading sessions. The actor and author pushed back with letters to the two libraries in question warning of possible legal action, prompting them to then acquiesce.


Kirk Cameron poses for a promotional photo with his book "As You Grow."
Kirk Cameron poses for a promotional photo with his book "As You Grow." Image: Brave Publishing Co.

The book shares Biblical values and addresses the fruit of the Spirit as it follows the life journey of a growing tree. Cameron - a father of six adult children - tells Fox News that he is "happy the libraries changed their decision," adding it "will allow my voice to be heard" through the reading of this work to audiences of children.


As we recently reported, many of the public libraries that rejected Cameron had previously hosted story hour reading sessions with drag queens and made clear that they were against Cameron's request on ideological grounds. The former star of Growing Pains and faith-based movies like Fireproof and Lifemark believes this latest turn of events could serve to encourage other Believers.

"I hope that this victory acts as a source of courage for Christians and conservatives across the country to be brave and not back down, making sure that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the darkness."

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of As You Grow, you can do so via this link to the website of Brave Publishing Co.

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