Forbidden Stories: The Best of the Best in Banned Books

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Book challenges in the U.S. doubled in 2022, a troubling statistic given the significance of books in telling the stories of diverse youth. In this workshop, we share our lists of “the best of the best” challenged YA and children’s books and provide resources for responding to these challenges.

Aida Salazar, author of The Moon Within and co-editor of Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories by BIPOC Authors, will join us for a virtual talk. Registrants will receive a free copy of The Moon Within and afterward there will be a YA/Children’s book giveaway.

This event includes the following Presentations:
The Best Banned YA Books by BIPOC Authors, Presented by Sybil Durand
The Best Banned Children’s Books on Gender and Sexuality, Presented by Desirée Cueto
The Best International Books that Challenge Book Banning in the U.S., Presented by Kathy Short
Aida Salazar On Writing Forbidden Stories (Live Virtual Visit)

Paid parking is available at the Second Street Garage just west of the UArizona College of Education and in the parking lot north of First and Vine. The WOW Center is also located just off of the 2nd St. Streetcar stop, which is free.

To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please email or call 520.621.9340.

Event details may change.