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Young Readers Stage, Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech



The Truth About Banned Books

Join Newbery Honor and National Book Award finalist Kyle Lukoff (Different Kinds of Fruit), Stonewall Award winner Brandy Colbert (The Only Black Girls in Town), and Maulik Pancholy (The Best at It) on a panel about banned and challenged middle grade books, moderated by Kat Savage, managing librarian at Adams Street Library, Brooklyn Public Library’s newest branch,  and Alyeah McAllister from the Intellectual Freedom Teen Council, who recently led BPL’s effort to provide library cards to teens across the country experiencing book bans in their area. They’ll discuss writing children’s books at a time when book bans targeting race, gender, and sexuality are at an unprecedented high, why kids should be able to read freely, and their own favorite middle grade titles that frequent banned book lists.

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