Benevolent Terror: Dorothy E. Roberts on Reimagining the Child Welfare System
Sophia Ramirez reviews Dorothy E. Roberts' new book Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World (Basic Books, 2022). More
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On #TransDayOfVisibility, we recommend these commonly banned books of trans stories. In national efforts to restrict free speech — books with LGBTQ+ themes and stories with transgender individuals makeup 9% of all banned books. Read a banned book today!
In Istanbul, the last Uyghur bookshops struggle to survive https://www.codastory.com/rewriting-history/uyghur-diaspora-bookstores-istanbul/ @CodaStory
#Türkiye: the case against writer and PEN member Pınar Selek was postponed to 29 September. The court notably asked for her extradition. We continue to call for all charges against Selek to be dropped, and for her judicial harassment to end: https://www.pen-international.org/news/trkiye-end-the-decades-long-judicial-harassment-of-pen-member-pnar-selek