Let’s Talk About Banned Books: Acquiring, Displaying, and Dealing with Challenges
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?

Join 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.

Register now!


Pat Scales – Columnist, School Library Journal

M.E. Kerr – Author

Todd Parr – Author

Heather Accero – Head of Youth Services at Rochester Public Library


Kiera Parrott – Book Review Editor, School Library Journal

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