2013 PEN Literary Gala
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More than 1,600 books were banned in schools and libraries during the 2021-2022 school year. The most frequently banned books were those that included #LGBTQ themes and addressed issues of race and #racism. https://pen.org/report/banned-usa-growing-movement-to-censor-books-in-schools/ #BannedBooks #Censorship
One thing that often gets lost in the R “parental rights” narrative is that they are bullying & refusing to hear the concerns of parents that are also educators, elected officials on the other side of the aisle, and free speech proponents like Nadine Farid Johnson of @PENamerica.
This is a must-watch. I love these kids. I was nowhere near as smart or cool or funny in 4th grade. https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1639272069111115780