PEN Podcast: David Auburn Reads from “The Courage to Stand Alone” by Wei Jingsheng
David Auburn reads from activist, dissident, and writer Wei Jingsheng's "The Courage to Stand Alone" at the 2009 Human Rights Book Festival. More
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Thank you Ellen Oh, Linda Sue Park, and Ami Polonsky for traveling to Duval County, FL to deliver and present the letter from @PENamerica and @diversebooks and signed by 70 authors calling for the return of 176 book titles pulled from classroom libraries. 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/
Yesterday WNDB and @PENamerica, along with 70 authors, sent a letter to Duval County Public Schools in Florida asking why 176 book titles were removed from their classroom libraries in early 2022. Many of the books feature BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ protagonists. https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1600251299957592064
Let's talk about book bans.
What's so controversial about "When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball" by Mark Andrew Weakland?
PEN America's @jonfreadom explores the complaint and asks, "Why are you trying to hide this history?" #BannedBooks #FreeTheBooks