Carmen Tafolla for the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!

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Happy day 5 of Banned Books Week! Today, we present Carmen Tafolla, Poet Laureate of San Antonio (TX) and the author of Curandera, a book of poetry banned in the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District in 2012. For more information on the Tucson situation, please read ALA’s Resolution Opposing Restriction of Access to Materials and Open Inquiry in Ethnic and Cultural Studies Programs in Arizona. You may also view the video from the program “Ethnic Studies Under Fire: The Role of Librarians, Publishers, Teachers, and Activists” at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference. Part of Tafolla’s Virtual Read-Out Video features a segment from that inspiring program.

Watch this video and more on the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.

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