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Letter to the Burbank Unified School District

PEN America urges the Burbank Unified School District to rescind its policy which prohibits any instructional materials with the "N-word'' from being used as mandatory reading. More

Banned Books Week 2022

As we celebrate Banned Books Week 2022, PEN America uplifts the books and writers who insist on telling stories and examining history with truth, honesty, and complexity. More

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5 Myths about Educational Gag Orders

The legislators behind these gag orders are not interested in a productive back-and-forth with educators; what they want is simply to dictate the terms of teachers’ surrender. More