Thanks to Patti Blount from Durand for passing on this important sounding webinar.
Let's Talk About Banned Books: Acquiring, Displaying, and Dealing with
Thursday, September 11, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET /
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
Some of the most popular and widely respected children’s and YA
books have been challenged in schools and libraries across the country. Banned
Books Week is celebrated the last full week in September and strives to make
the public aware of books that have been banned or challenged in schools and
public libraries, as well as in bookstores and other venues. What do you do to
prepare for those challenges and keep important books in the hands of readers?
SLJ for an
important discussion with SLJ
columnist Pat Scales, along with authors M.E. Kerr and Todd Parr as they
provide practical advice when dealing with book challenges and hear the
authors’ perspective on their books that have been banned over the years.
You’ll also hear from Youth Services librarian Heather Acerro on ways that
librarians can celebrate, display, and use these books.
Pat Scales - Columnist, School Library Journal
M.E. Kerr - Author
Todd Parr - Author
Heather Accero - Head of Youth Services at
Rochester Public Library
Book Review Editor, School