Translations for Our Moment: A Reading List from the PEN Translation Committee
Amid the pandemic and worldwide protests against systemic racism, the PEN Translation Committee recommended books in translation that speak to this moment. More
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How do books end up banned in schools? It’s not the rational process you might think it is, explains #PENAmerica’s book bans expert @jonfreadom (Jonathan Friedman). In one #Florida school district, a warning label has been stuck on a book about babies. #censorship #freadom #1A
"Back-to-school time is here, so why not get your kids in the mood with some #LGBTQ-inclusive picture books set in schools?... Here are a few of my favorites... that focus on... school moments of being welcoming, supportive, and inclusive." https://mombian.com/2022/08/11/12-lgbtq-inclusive-kids-books-for-back-to-school/ via @mombian
"When local Nebraska police came knocking in June, before Roe v Wade was officially overturned... private messages between (a 17-yo & her mother) discussing how to obtain abortion pills were given to police... The teenager is now being tried as an adult." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/facebook-user-data-abortion-nebraska-police