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THIS is what we want to see in Leander and Lake Travis--and proof that it can happen, with local partners like @CYBannedBooks and national partners like @PENamerica. And also: all of us, showing up, boosting the signal, sending books to kids. https://twitter.com/ElanaKArnold/status/1440325063178264594
District leaders in York, PA made the right call rolling back an odious book ban that targeted authors and creators of color. #BannedBooksWeek https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2021/09/20/central-york-school-board-rescinds-banned-book-list/5784084001/
#BannedBooksWeek is just one week away. PEN America will host a series of free in-person and virtual events that unpack current assaults on the freedom to express, the freedom to read, and the freedom to learn. Learn more: https://bit.ly/BannedBooksWk21