Get to know the current state of book challenges across the US with a look at what led to this particular censorship movement. This presentation will offer not only the terminology and groups associated with book challenges in public schools and libraries across the country, but it will also offer insight into how to build strong challenge policies, craft effective responses to book challenges, and connect your community allies to ensure your public institution remains committed to information access for all. All attendees will walk away with a set of resources to put this knowledge into action immediately.
Kelly Jensen is an editor and author of three critically-acclaimed and award-winning YA anthologies, as well as an editor for Book Riot. At Book Riot, she writes a biweekly YA newsletter, "What's Up in YA?" and has focused much of her work in the last year on censorship. She's a former librarian who is passionate about reaching and serving teens.