Heads up, free speech lovers! This Thursday, June 19, the Banned Books Week coalition presents a Google+ Hangout on Air featuring Cory Doctorow, author of the novel Little Brother, to discuss the importance of fighting censorship and the value of Banned Books Week. In addition to discussing the current controversy surrounding Doctorow’s novel at a high school in Pensacola, Florida, the sponsors of Banned Books Week will offer tips on how you can celebrate this year’s theme, which focuses on graphic novels.
The live hangout will be moderated by Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Nanette Perez, Program Officer of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Also present will be Dave Gladney, Director of Communications Technology from the Association of American Publishers, to provide an overview of additional ways in which publishers and literacy non-profits fight book banning. Join the conversation here on Thursday, June 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT. Can’t watch it live? No problem. You can view the recording after the live event from the Banned Books Week YouTube channel or on the event page.