The goal for organization's Accio Books! campaign is to get 60,000 books donated.
'As a Southerner, it is an honor and privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired my childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch,' the 'Wild' actress said in a statement.
In one interview Morrison said that "when a white teenager is shot in the back by a cop running away ... we'll know something about race."
The new adaptation of the classic book includes the voice work of actors Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, and James Franco.
'These are the books that speak most immediately to young people, dealing with many of the difficult issues that arise in their own lives, or in the lives of their friends,' Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week national committee, said of challenged YA books.
The Royal Collection Trust will publish a children's story written by the monarch when she was a young girl.
British scientists say their research confirms that emotion-charged passages in 'Harry Potter' books have significant impact on the brains of readers.
Reviewers are calling the book 'meticulously reported' and 'the right book at the right time.'
Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen suggests that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have seen terrorism as 'a shortcut to greatness.' As a terrorist, 'You can go from being a nobody to declaring war on a great country,' says Gessen.
Fans of the classic science fiction novel recently got a look at a section of the book that was taken out before publication. 'Wrinkle' won the Newbery Medal.