Ban, Restriction, Whatever!: On Ted Dawe’s Into the River
Long time children's and young adult librarian, judge for children's book awards, Trustee of the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand, and literary agent Frances Plumpton discusses… More
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"Book censorship wrecks a healthy environment for inquiry and learning." @RepRaskin opens today's House Subcommittee hearing on classroom censorship, which will include testimony from PEN America's CEO @SuzanneNossel. Tune in: https://oversight.house.gov/legislation/hearings/free-speech-under-attack-part-ii-curriculum-sabotage-and-classroom-censorship
Amazing statement against censorship from authors today - 1300+ signing this letter from @soontornvat.
Banned authors can also fill out our survey from @PENamerica: https://forms.gle/1jNKbjk75PgwnLxC7 https://twitter.com/soontornvat/status/1527281648139501568
1,300+ children's authors & illustrators have signed a letter strongly condemning efforts to ban books. We call on Congress, state leaders, & school boards to protect students' rights to access books they need & deserve.
Link to the letter text is here: https://diversebooks.org/letter-from-1300-childrens-and-ya-authors-on-book-banning/