Join SLJ for an important discussion with SLJ columnist Pat Scales, along with authors M.E. Kerr and Todd Parr as they provide practical advice when dealing with book challenges and hear the authors’ perspective on their books that have been banned over the years. You’ll also hear from Youth Services librarian Heather Acerro on ways that librarians can celebrate, display, and use these books.
Todd Parr – Todd Parr is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. He lives in Berkeley, California. For a complete list of Todd’s books and more information, visit toddparr.com.
Heather Acerro – Heather Acerro is the Head of Youth Services at Rochester Public Library (MN) where she is building an innovative, dynamic, and interactive space for children to learn, collaborate and create. She writes reviews for School Library Journal, serves on the board of The Reading Center: Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota and is the current chair of the ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee.
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