Joyful Noise: A Conversation with Giovanni Singleton
I enjoyed the act of creation, of calling the unseen, the unknown, into being. Writing is power, as is literacy. Both are gateways to connecting with a sense of… More
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One thing that often gets lost in the R “parental rights” narrative is that they are bullying & refusing to hear the concerns of parents that are also educators, elected officials on the other side of the aisle, and free speech proponents like Nadine Farid Johnson of @PENamerica.
This is a must-watch. I love these kids. I was nowhere near as smart or cool or funny in 4th grade. https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1639272069111115780
In the 2021-22 school year 317 picture books were banned. Most feature a protagonist of color or characters who reflect the LGBTQ+ experience. Many are nonfiction, including histories of civil rights and gay pride. Many are books about animals or babies. https://pen.org/banned-picture-books-2022/