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Author Visit: Ryan Estrada, Banned Book Biographer

Ryan Estrada, Banned Book Biographer Author Visit & Book Discussion Tuesday May 9 at 6:00 p.m. VIRTUAL – a free, registered Zoom account is required to join the program. Sign into the Zoom for the Event here.   What can you do to help fight censorship and book bannings? Find out here. Reading banned books can help change your life, or even change the world. Author Ryan Estrada learned this in writing a number of graphic novels on the topic. In Occulted, he and Amy Rose wrote about how she grew up in a cult just down the road from
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Categories: Library News.

How to Fight Censorship & Book Bans

On Monday, April 24, the first national Right to Read Day was held. Organized by the American Library Association (ALA), and kicking off National Library Week, Right to Read Day was established as a call to action in response to the past few years of attacks on access to, and even the existence of, certain books – overwhelmingly those with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ characters, themes, and information (check out the top 13 challenged books of 2022 to see what I mean). While ALA’s Unite Against Book Bans, and other organizations, highlighted going to the library and checking out banned books
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, and Library News.

Author Visit with Chris Finan

Register HERE for a virtual author visit with Chris Finan on September 21st from 7:00- 8:00 p.m. He’ll be talking about his new book, How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice. Finan will be interviewed by White Plains resident Oren Teicher, former CEO of the American Booksellers Association. This is the first of many upcoming events in our yearlong celebration of #WPFreedomtoRead. Here’s what author Judy Blume said about the book: “I can't believe we're in the midst of another struggle over what students
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Categories: Library Foundation and Library News.

Dive into Diversity: #fREADom to Read

Recently, well-respected, award-winning children’s and teen titles have faced severe, targeted censorship attacks in such states as Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Georgia and Illinois. Award winning titles such as the Newbery-winning title New Kid by Jerry Craft have faced heavy racist and anti-LGBTQIA+ attacks, and we in the Trove wanted to celebrate and support the #fREADom to read them, and all books that affirm the uniqueness and special characteristics of every child and teen. The excellent children’s books highlighted in this blog come from Texas State Representative Matt Krause’s list of over 800 titles (16 pages!) he is seeking “to
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.