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Let’s Get Organized: Fighting Book Bans Together

September 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


For Banned Books Week, National Book Award–honored author Kyle Lukoff (Too Bright to See, 2021 Young People’s Literature Finalist), DC Public Library Teen Services Coordinator Joanna Harris, and Managing Director of PEN America Washington and Free Expression Programs Nadine Farid Johnson sit down to discuss the value of writing, publishing, and access to diverse books, and how we can come together and unite against book banning. Join us for a conversation with and for artists, booksellers, educators, librarians, parents, students, writers, and readers of all ages.


Kyle Lukoff, National Book Award–honored author of Too Bright to See, 2021 Young People’s Literature Finalist.

Joanna Harris, DC Public Library Teen Services Coordinator.

Nadine Farid Johnson, Managing Director of PEN America Washington and Free Expression Programs.

Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores and President of the New Atlantic Independent Bookseller’s Association.


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC, 20001 United States
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