Pushing Back: A Conversation Around Book Bans and Censorship

Laura Gabrion, Troy Wayne Hicks

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As reported in January 2022 in <i>The New York Times</i>, "Parents, activists, school board officials and lawmakers around the country are challenging books at a pace not seen in decades." As literacy educators, we have a professional responsibility to provide access to diverse voices found in books, even those -- if not especially those -- that deal with difficult topics. In this informal conversation, we will explore resources from the National Council of Teachers of English's Intellectual Freedom Center and the American Library Association's "Fight Censorship" page as a way to push back on book banning efforts in our schools and communities.<br>
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Mar 13 2022
EventMichigan Reading Association Annual Conference 2022 - Lansing, MI
Duration: Mar 13 2022Mar 13 2022


ConferenceMichigan Reading Association Annual Conference 2022


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