Join Jenni Holm & Larry Marder for a Banned Books Week Twitter Party

jhill-BBW-2014Join Three-time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm (@jenniholm), Beanworld author and CBLDF president Larry Marder (@larrymarder) for a Twitter Party sponsored by @BannedBooksWeek and @CBLDF this Friday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. EDT/ 3:00 p.m. PDT. Talk favorite banned books and comics, teaching with comics, and more! Follow @CBLDF, @jenniholm, @larrymarder, and @BannedBooksWeek, and join the conversation!

Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. She has just released her new novel The Fourteenth Goldfish, which debuted at #10 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the popular Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She is also the author of several other highly praised books, including the Boston Jane trilogy and Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

Larry Marder‘s Beanworld has delighted readers from grade school to grad school for more than a generation, earning him a spot on the New York Times’ Graphic Books bestsellers list. On the business side, Marder has been executive director of Image Comics, president of McFarlane Toys, and marketing director of Moondog’s, a chain of Chicagoland comic book stores. Marder currently serves as president of the Board of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment rights of the readers, creators, retailers, publishers, and librarians of comics, manga, and graphic novels. Visit us at

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.