- Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Guillermo Gómez-Peña was born and raised in Mexico City. He came to the United States in 1978. His work includes performance art, video, audio, installations, poetry, journalism, and cultural theory exploring cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language, and border culture. The first Chicano/Mexicano artist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship (1991), he has published ten books and is the 1997 recipient of the American Book Award.
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UPDATE. Now being unbanned...
Following our outcry @PENamerica, the Alpine school district in UT will *no longer* be removing 52 books outright, but "temporarily restricting" them, so that parents can opt their kids into being allowed to read them if they so choose. #FReadom /1 https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1554209510134525952
The Vandegrift High School #BannedBookClub is one of many teen-led efforts nationwide.
“Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs,” @jonfreadom said. “Principals only have so much that they can do in the face of school boards. But students can protest. Students can speak out.”
How do books end up banned in schools? It’s not the rational process you might think it is, explains #PENAmerica’s book bans expert @jonfreadom (Jonathan Friedman). In one #Florida school district, a warning label has been stuck on a book about babies. #censorship #freadom #1A