Francine Prose, president of PEN American Center, the national association of literary writers, and Elissa Schappell, chair of PEN’s Literary Awards Committee, have announced the recipients of the 2008…More
"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
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/