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OUT OF DARKNESS by @ashleyhopeperez is currently being reviewed by the Leander Independent School District. The district has already removed a number of titles from classrooms. https://bookriot.com/out-of-darkness-challenge/
ICYMI: On #thePENpod, PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel discussed how the U.S. can do more to support democracy, the free speech implications of Texas’s new abortion law, and how book bans are part of a larger trend to police the freedom to learn. https://bit.ly/3nZwIV3
Instead, I will be speaking at @PENamerica’s #BannedBooksWeek event in Austin on Sept. 28, and @BryanBurrough will speak at one in Dallas on Sept. 29. https://pen.org/events-calendar/? We stand for #FreeSpeech and will never submit to any oppressor.