Friday, February 25, 2022
5:00 PM EST – 6:30 PM EST
Virtual (via Zoom)
Library Salon #28:
A Conversation with Leonard S. Marcus on Censorship in Children’s Literature
What happens when freedom of expression and the freedom to read come under threat? At Bank Street’s upcoming Library Salon #28, we will hear from historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus, whose latest book, You Can’t Say That!, compiles the stories of thirteen authors of banned books and their experiences with censorship and free expression.
During the event, Leonard will discuss the history and current impact that censorship has on authors and readers alike. This conversation will take place virtually, via Zoom. A link will be sent to all participants after registering.
About the Author
Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is the award-winning author of more than 25 books, including Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy; Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy; and Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box. His essays, interviews, and reviews appear in the New York Times Book Review and The Horn Book Magazine. A founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, he teaches at New York University and the School of Visual Arts and lectures about his work across the world. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.