DYK: Jarvis Jay Masters, author of "That Bird Has My Wings," the current @oprahsbookclub pick, previously won PEN America #PrisonWriting Award in 2005: https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/books/a41169169/prison-justice-writing-pen-america/
We're delighted that "The Sentences That Create Us" edited by @caits_meissner is included in this 🧵
PEN America’s @AtRiskArtists today condemned the arrest of Iranian musician and poet #MonaBorzouei, who was taken into custody on September 28 by Iran’s security forces for reading a poem in support of the #MahsaAmini protests. https://pen.org/press-release/artists-at-risk-connection-condemns-cruel-detention-of-iranian-musician-for-sharing-a-poem-in-support-of-the-mahsa-amini-protests/
Librarians should be spending time helping kids read, not censoring.
"No longer are librarians stereotyped as buttoned-up matrons shushing children in school media centers, but as helmeted Valkyrie warriors leading kids into the nation’s culture wars." https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/opinion-book-bans-target-nonwhite-authors-and-characters/V2IOFI546VGBHJEAJTQR4PQTUQ/