Intellectual Freedom News 10/08/2021

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A Note from Jerry Craft: In October 2021, a local petition to ban books by Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Craft resulted in the postponement of his appearance in front of a Texas school district. Dissenters claim the book teaches critical race theory and therefore should not be taught in schools. The following is Craft’s response to the petition.


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Banned Books Week

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs of banned and challenged books. Hundreds of thoughtful and creative videos have been shared on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel to proclaim the importance of the freedom to read. Enjoy this playlist of videos from 2021.

We invite readers to create and share their own Banned Books Week videos. Share the link with us.

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