2014 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, NoViolet Bulawayo earned her MFA at Cornell University, where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship, and is now a Wallace Stegner… More
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Free expression organization @PENamerica released a letter signed by more than a dozen other civil liberties organizations opposing federal legislation and proposals that seek to impose a wholesale ban on social media platform TikTok in US .
The superintendent says this ban of NINETEEN MINUTES and 13 other books not a ban. Explain to me how permanently REMOVING a book from a library shelf is not a ban? https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1641517467976474641
Yes. ND gov: "The teaching profession is challenging enough without the heavy hand of state government forcing teachers to take on the role of pronoun police." https://thehill.com/homenews/3926656-north-dakota-governor-vetoes-bill-restricting-transgender-students-pronouns/