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Banding Together to Challenge Book Bans
While book banning is hardly a new phenomenon, the proliferation of book bans across the United States over the past two years--in response to the George Floyd protests, The 1619 Project, advances by the LGBTQ community, and other developments, including the proliferation of the “young adult literature” genre--is a singular movement for its scope and dimensions. Indeed, book bans are gaining momentum rather than showing signs of receding. Promoted and coordinated by state legislatures, political advocacy organizations, conservative parent groups, and others, bans of books whose plots, themes, and characters intersect with race, sex, gender, and other concerns are multiplying across school districts and state lines. Panelists on this webinar will remark upon the significance of the book banning phenomenon and suggest strategies for banding together to redress the harm caused by it.

Panelists include:

Martha Hickson, Librarian, North Hunterdon High School, Annandale, New Jersey

Richard Price, Associate Professor of Political Science, Weber State University

Jason Griffith, Assistant Professor of Education, Penn State University

Dec 9, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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