As Threats Escalate Against Narges Mohammadi, PEN America Calls For Her Immediate Release from Iranian Prison
“Mohammadi’s life was already at serious risk in Qarchak prison, due to the prison authorities’ dismissive, even malicious treatment of her fragile health,” said Karin Deutsch Karlekar, director of… More
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One thing that often gets lost in the R “parental rights” narrative is that they are bullying & refusing to hear the concerns of parents that are also educators, elected officials on the other side of the aisle, and free speech proponents like Nadine Farid Johnson of @PENamerica.
This is a must-watch. I love these kids. I was nowhere near as smart or cool or funny in 4th grade. https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1639272069111115780
In the 2021-22 school year 317 picture books were banned. Most feature a protagonist of color or characters who reflect the LGBTQ+ experience. Many are nonfiction, including histories of civil rights and gay pride. Many are books about animals or babies. https://pen.org/banned-picture-books-2022/