You Can't Say That: Censorship & Free Expression in YA Lit
A Children's Book Week Event!
Books of Wonder is proud to welcome LEONARD MARCUS, author of the powerful and bold new book, You Can't Say That!: Writers for Young People Talk About Censorship, Free Expression, and the Stories They Have to Tell, as well as ROBIE HARRIS, author of It's Perfectly Normal, the classic health and sex education text, and SUSAN KUKLIN, author of Beyond Magenta : Transgender Teens Speak Out and In Search of Safety: Voices of Refugees, a new young adult non-fiction book about the realities of the lives of contemporary refugees.
In honor of Children's Book Week, LEONARD MARCUS, ROBIE HARRIS, and SUSAN KUKLIN will join us to discuss the interviews and stories contained in You Can't Say That!, and will lead a conversation alongside a Books of Wonder host about the importance of free expression in children's and YA literature. This incredible event will take place on Tuesday November 9th at 6:00pm via Crowdcast.
What happens when freedom of expression comes under threat? In frank and wide-ranging interviews, historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus dives into issues of censorship surrounding writing for young people, and takes a look at the vibrant support network that has risen up to protect and defend young people’s rights. This is a deeply important book, for everyone who's ever cared about young people's literature or the protection of our civil liberties. Join Books of Wonder, LEONARD MARCUS, ROBIE HARRIS, and SUSAN KUKLIN for a conversation about You Can't Say That!: Writers for Young People Talk About Censorship, Free Expression, and the Stories They Have to Tell, It's Perfectly Normal, and Voices of Refugees on Tuesday November 9th at 6:00pm via Crowdcast.
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