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And now, Utah... is becoming a burgeoning frontier for book bans, b/c of a new law that pressures librarians to remove books that are "pornographic or indecent."
Take Alpine, Utah: 22 books banned, 17 will require parent permission slips, and 10 are OK to go back on shelves.
We are relieved to see the confirmed release of Ismail Alexandrani, a researcher and columnist, after seven years in prison. Egyptian authorities should never have imprisoned Alexandrani for his #FreedomToWrite. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-releases-ismail-alexandrani-sinai-journalist-jailed-2015
Today, we mourn Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Vakulenko as his family and friends gather for his funeral. He was a children’s author and poet.
Vakulenko’s death is an incalculable loss for Ukrainian culture and an assault on the cultural community—a clear target of Russia’s war.