Sept. 2 Launch of Birmingham Reads with Imani Perry’s South to America as First Title; Kick Off Event at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Ashley M Jones, poet laureate of Alabama and co-chapter leader of PEN Birmingham, said: “By reading one book of fiction or nonfiction in one given year and then discussing… More
Reading for Justice: Confronting Mass Incarceration in the South
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Duval has kept a $3M investment in literacy off the classroom shelves for 316 days. The books are part of the 'Essential Voices' K-5 collection that include topics like religious traditions, cultural histories, and things we do with families. @DuvalSchools please put them back! https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1600251299957592064
With Ellen "Finding Junie Kim" & Ami "Gracefully Grayson" Polonsky, waiting to address the Duval County FL school board, which has pulled the Essential Voices book collection from the K-5 libraries, including NYA'S LONG WALK.
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@PENamerica @DuvalSchools @diversebooks Delivering this letter in person tonight to @DuvalSchools along with two amazing authors from the Essential Voices Collection. We also had help from @FLFreedomRead and @MomsRising and a ton of community support.