Resurgence of Book Banning: The Impact on Libraries and Librarians
From Kelly O'Rourke
Join us to celebrate Free Speech Week with the American Library Association (ALA) President, Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada. She will discuss the record numbers of book challenges that ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom has tracked. Many of the challenges involve stories with characters or themes about race, gender identity, and sexuality. She will detail how ALA is supporting library workers experiencing these challenges in their own libraries, and share tools for all supporters of the freedom to read to fight against book challenges from the Unite Against Book Bans campaign.