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School districts from Pennsylvania to Wyoming are bowing to pressure from some conservative groups to review — then purge from public school libraries — books about LGBTQ issues and people of color. https://www.axios.com/a-book-purge-surge-35989d99-cfdf-4c5e-b9fd-daa857c50079.html
Congrats to @cait_meissner for THE SENTENCES THAT CREATE US, unique insights of over fifty justice-involved contributors & their allies offering inspiration and resources for creating a literary life in prison. Out today from @HaymarketBooks & @penamerica! http://pen.org/sentencesthatcreateus
Juried by panels of esteemed, award-winning writers, editors, translators & critics, the 2022 #PENLitAwards Longlists recognize dynamic, diverse & thought-provoking examples of literary excellence. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3IPcmFV.