Brooklyn Public Library and PEN America Teaming Up to Train High School Students to Defend Against Book Bans, Promote the Freedom to Read
Student registrants may attend as many of the four sessions as they would like, however, full attendance and participation are required to receive a certificate of professional achievement from… More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
“#Diversity is demonstrably good for business and only helps employees and teams better empathize with each other and their customers,” says @Honeyfund's @saramarg
PEN America has filed an Amicus brief in her case against Ron DeSantis' “Stop W.O.K.E.” act https://pen.org/pen-america-supports-challenge-to-desantis-stop-woke-law/
Orange County library app ban sets “worrisome precedent.”
"Amid the wave of book bans and educational censorship... there’s a misconception that #California is going to be immune to these forces. Clearly, that’s mistaken," says PEN America's Allison Lee.
“A Florida law signed by DeSantis… is about establishing the idea that books are inherently dangerous objects, to the degree that no student can be allowed to handle one without heavy-handed surveillance,” writes @AmandaMarcotte #FreedomToRead https://www.salon.com/2023/01/25/sorry-twitter-but-floridas-on-books-is-no-joke--ron-desantis-wants-to-keep-kids-from-reading/