Shanquella Robinson's mother says if it wasn't for Black Twitter her daughter's case would have gone cold. Initial tweets about the case were solely from Black social media accounts. Even, @nytimes ran their very first story about her case *today*.
“Around the country, countless Americans are suffering a very particular type of Covid grief — a mixture of anger, sorrow and shame that comes with losing a loved one who has consumed social media falsehoods.”
[email protected] and @jodipicoult have both faced book bans in the U.S. #BannedBooks stifle speech — especially around race, gender, American history, and LGBTQ+ identities. Join Jenny and Jodi in supporting PEN America's work defending the freedom to read: https://donorbox.org/2022-year-end-book-bans-jj