The 7-person panel will consist of censored authors that will discuss book banning, censorship and the impact on the readers
Participants on the 7-person panel will explore questions about book banning, censorship and the impact on authors as well as readers. Listeners are invited to join the broadcast to hear a conversation among authors and an editor of young adult materials who have had their books challenged and removed from library shelves.
“It’s a dark moment when book banning rises in communities, leaving holes in library shelves and plaguing educators.” said John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary. “When teachers must ask themselves which books are safe to have in their classrooms, our children and communities are at risk. Now is the time to learn about the book banning practice, and how it could impact our authors, our children and our society.”
The event will kick off with a brief introduction and welcome from EveryLibrary, then a conversation among the panelists with moderation to identify and explore emerging themes. Panelists will be invited to provide personal reflection on the impact of book-banning, as well as thoughts about how it impacts children and members of vulnerable populations.
Event Date: Wednesday, April 6th at 8:00 ET.
Contact: Peter Bromberg – 856-617-1899, firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s unfortunate that book banning is a practice that is currently impacting so many communities. However, I’m proud that EveryLibrary can help fight this problem head-on,” said Mr. Chrastka. “Through education and advocacy, we can protect our libraries and their treasured books.”
John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary and the EveryLibrary Institute: email@example.com