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Breaking Bans: A Celebration of Challenged Books

September 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Join Penguin Random House and Booklist for a special Banned Books Week event to hear from authors Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project), Renée Watson (The 1619 Project: Born on the Water), Kim Johnson (This is My America), and Kyle Lukoff (Different Kinds of Fruit and Too Bright to See), who have all experienced first-hand having their work censored—sharing stories of how librarians and communities fought back, their personal experiences with bans, as well as how their books impacted individual readers at schools and libraries across the country. Moderated by Dr. Emily Knox— associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and author of Book Banning in 21st Century America—this hour-long webinar will celebrate the right to read and librarians’ role in providing access for all. Ten lucky LIVE webinar attendees will win a prize pack of challenged books and Banned Book Week resources for their library.