Lerner’s Book Résumés: Support and Insight for Banned Books Week

Mark your calendars for Banned Books Week October 1-7! Since 1982, the international book community has joined in this annual celebration of the freedom to read. And this year, it is especially significant.

The attack on literature in the U.S. is intensifying as many states have enacted or drafted legislation to control access to books and the number of book bans and challenges continues to rise. As advocates for unrestricted access to reading, we’ve updated our list of resources to aid in fending off book challenges in schools and public libraries.

Read on for helpful resources and to see how you can engage and take part during Banned Books Week!

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60 Years Later: Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Iconic Speech

As we mark another year since the resounding words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. echoing across the National Mall, it’s a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the enduring significance of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. As part of our tribute, we’ll also be spotlighting a selection of titles that focus on the life and memory of Martin Luther King Jr., inviting you to delve deeper into the legacy of this remarkable leader and the movement he inspired many years ago.

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