PEN Literary Awards to the 2016 election: ‘We need fewer walls and more book awards’
Poet Laureate of Brooklyn Tina Chang has a message for politicians: "We need fewer walls and more book awards." More
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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/
"No matter what happens to the protests... the most viral song in #Iran’s history, likely to be remembered for decades to come, isn’t about resistance to America or Israel or anywhere else. It’s a song about Iranian dreams for a normal life"—@ksadjadpour https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/04/iran-arrests-musician-anthem-iran-protests-viral-mahsa-amini-shervin-hajipour-baraye
Book bans "are made in the name of protecting children from inappropriate content, whether that’s too much farting or mentions of sex. Yet, in the direction they’re heading now, they’re nothing more than discrimination in disguise." https://www.technicianonline.com/opinion/opinion-book-bans-are-a-form-of-prejudice-not-protection/article_0d8a6efa-444e-11ed-82f2-5786f8bd550b.html via @NCSUTechnician