Free People Read Freely - How Children's Book Creatives can Fight Book Banning

Created October 04, 2023 by Chelsea Kimiko

National Banned Book Week is October 1-7, 2023. To bring attention to the upsurge in book banning and censorship taking place in the United States, SCBWI will host Joyce McIntosh, Assistant Program Director for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), an organization dedicated to First Amendment education, litigation, and advocacy. Joyce will discuss ways that creators of books for children, teens, and young adults can address the current surge in challenges to books for young people. This free webinar takes place on Thursday, October 5th at 4pm PACIFIC TIME. To register, go here After registering, click on your MEMBER HOME > EVENTS to access the ZOOM LINK for the webinar. A video recording will be posted to the SCBWI website 24 hours after the event concludes and will be accessible for 30 days.