Where the Wild Things Aren’t: On the Banning of Sendak
With his work Sendak acknowledges darkness and fear, and provides an introduction to complicated thinking, the basis for reason and, fundamentally, humanism. The very things that protective censors wish… More
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In a letter sent to @DuvalSchools in Florida, PEN America and We Need Diverse Books (@diversebooks), along with 70 authors, questioned the removal of 176 book titles from classroom libraries in January 2022 for “review.” https://pen.org/press-release/letter-to-duval-county-fl-schools-from-pen-america-and-we-need-diverse-books-signed-by-69-authors-calls-for-return-of-176-book-titles-pulled-from-classroom-libraries/
Do Publishers Have a Moral Obligation to Diversify American Literature? Join us on December 13, for this year's Town Hall where @rgay, @minjinlee11, Chris Beha, and Erroll McDonald question the complexities of today's publishing industry. Learn more: https://pen.org/event/pen-america-town-hall-do-publishers-have-a-moral-obligation-to-diversify-american-literature/
"Putin has repeatedly claimed that Ukrainian culture and language simply don’t exist. By targeting art museums, music halls, libraries, theaters, and historical sites, he attempts to make it so." https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1600212807085359104