For Banned Books Week, PEN America LA Hosts a Book Drive for Migrant Children
In addition to enriching emotional, social, and cognitive development, children’s books also provide relief from the harsh realities of difficult journeys and uncertainties ahead. More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
Culture—past, present, and future—is on the front lines of the brutal war on #Ukraine and cultural erasure is a central tactic of Russia’s campaign of aggression and violence in Ukraine, which has gone on for over eight years.
To international media:
1) abolishing morality police in Iran is disinformation but it shows the fear of the regime.
2) Regime’s empty promises are a sign of desperation that the uprising continues
3) People are united in their demand for an end to Islamic Republic
During the last school year, PEN America found that 1,648 book titles were banned in US schools and libraries. This Giving Tuesday, join @MargaretAtwood and support PEN America's fight against censorship. http://pen.org/givingtuesday2022