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Banned Book Giveaway and Celebration

The Sanctuary for Banned Books is hosting a celebration and book giveaway of three of the recently challenged books at the Bob Graham Education Center, a K-8 school in the MDPS system: The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, The ABC’s of Black History by Rio Cortez and Lauren Semmer, and Love to Langston by Tony Medina and R. Gregory Christy.

Richard Blanco, Miami-Dade County’s Poet Laureate and an inaugural poet himself who read at President Obama’s second swearing in ceremony, Edwidge Danticat, an internationally renowned writer and resident of Miami with children in the public school system, Dr. Marvin Dunn, author, historian and founder of the Miami Center for Racial Justice, and representatives from PEN America, ACLU of Florida, National Coalition Against Censorship, United Teachers of Dade, Florida Freedom to Read, O, Miami, Books & Books, students, writers, teachers and parents will speak, giveaway and read from the challenged books.