Banned Book Week: LGBTQ Books

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Join us for our next event! The top 5 most challenged books from 2016 were all challenged for their LGBTQ content, and all happened to be children’s books. In recognition of national Banned Book Week (Sept 24-30) we’ll spend time with an LGBTQ children’s book author from our own community here in Sacramento, Dr. Gayle Pitman, to disucss some of her books and the two times people have attempted to ban her book “This Day in June”–a children’s book about pride parades. The most recent attempt involved a library in Chicago and happened just this year. We’ll sit down with Dr. Pitman to discuss censorship, the politics of libraries, and the importance of LGBTQ children’s literature. And in light of the recent efforts at a school in Rocklin to ban books like “I am Jazz,” a children’s book about a young transgender girl, this conversation is quite appropriate!

There will be some light snacks and refreshments.

Metered street parking available, as well as limited free parking in the small parking lot for the building.

For updated information, check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892707074087814