In 2012 we honored author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor as a Free Speech Defender for her groundbreaking Alice series and Shiloh. Shelf Awareness reports that Phyllis was one over 20 authors celebrated last week at the inaugural NoVa Teen Book Festival, founded by an Arlington, VA bookstore in partnership with local schools and libraries.

Here’s a video of Phyllis speaking (at 1:17) with other Free Speech Defenders on the importance of fighting censorship and supporting Kids’ Right to Read:

(Photo via Shelf Awareness)