Who Are You to Say? Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation
Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 for a dialogue on today’s controversial and challenged books for children.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Tabas Auditorium, Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY, 10025
Developing Challenged Children’s Books: Authors and Their Editors
Moderator – Leonard Marcus, Children’s Book Historian
Panelists – Robie H. Harris, It’s Perfectly Normal, Susan Kuklin, Beyond Magenta, editor Hilary Van Dusen, Candlewick; Pete Parnell and Justin Richardson, And Tango Makes Three, editor David Gale, Simon and Schuster
Why Are Young Adult Books Challenged?
Moderator – David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Author of Freedom of Speech: Mightier than the Sword and The Working Poor: Invisible in America, Vintage Press
Panelists – Meg Medina, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Candlewick; emily m. danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Harper Collins; Shelly Diaz, School Library Journal, Young Adult Reviewer; Coe Booth, Tyrell, Scholastic
Context and Controversy: Recently Censored and Contested Books for Children
Moderator – Elizabeth Levy, Former Co-Chair of the PEN Children’s Book Committee Panelists – Allie Jane Bruce, Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education; Fatima Shaik, Children’s/Young Adult Books Committee, PEN American Center; Andy Laties, Manager, Bank Street Book Store; Kiera Parrott, Reviews Director, School Library Journal; Cheryl Willis Hudson, Editorial Director, Just Us Books, Inc.
Closing Keynote Speaker
Joan Bertin, Director, National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
Looking for resources? We compiled a bibliography of sources authored by or suggested by our panelists.