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Author Who Talks About Transgender Themes Disinvited from Schools in Texas

By |2016-08-26T17:36:35-04:00June 8th, 2016|Blog, NCAC at work|

The children's author Phil Bildner apparently has been disinvited from several schools in Round Rock Independent School District in Round Rock, Texas. He published this statement yesterday on the blog of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom: Whenever I present to kids at my school visits, I always booktalk other authors’ books. It’s important for kids to know about the great stories that are out there. I always [...]

Free Speech Defender Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Honored at NoVa Teen Book Festival

By |2019-03-07T21:46:56-04:00March 17th, 2014|Blog|

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 [...]