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Friday, May 19 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Free Speech and Diversity: Connecting the Dots.

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In 2016, Scholastic Publishing offered a children’s book written, illustrated, and edited by women of color. “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” first met with critical praise – but then fierce condemnation. The publisher withdrew it from the market. In 2017, Simon and Schuster announced a $250,000 advance for a book by Internet troll and self-described “super-villain” Milo Yiannopoulos. The Chicago Review of Books announced a yearlong boycott of reviews on all S&S titles. Some librarians have said they would not buy the book for their libraries. What do librarians stand for: intellectual freedom, or social justice?

 


Speakers
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James LaRue

Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation.


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
300 A-C

Attendees (10)