Watch Now! Banned Book Club Event with Mark Oshiro
Check out this discussion with bestselling author Mark Oshiro about the first title selected for our Teen Banned Book Club, Each of Us a Desert!
The New York Public Library and the American Library Association invite libraries and communities across the country to protect the freedom to read! Access our free toolkit to download book discussion guides, flyers, promotional materials, and more to help you and your community get involved.
Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023 | 11:59 PM ET
Why is the freedom to read important to you? At a time of rising book bans and censorship, The New York Public Library invites teens across the United States to enter our national writing contest exploring this essential right. One grand prize winner will be awarded $500 and 20 additional winners will receive $250 each—plus, we will publish all winning entries in a special edition of NYPL's Teen Voices magazine.
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Hear from author Judy Blume—whose books for young adult readers have faced bans and challenges—about what we can do to protect the freedom to read, and why it matters.
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Stand with The New York Public Library all year long to protect the freedom to read! Discover all the Library has to offer, including our Teen Banned Book Club, unlimited access to book club titles on NYPL’s SimplyE app, our National Teen Writing Contest about the importance of reading freely, plus free programs and events, ways to get involved, and more for all ages.
Calling all NYC teens! The New York Public Library is here for you today and to help you prepare for the future. Check out digital resources, tech equipment, art materials, and more at our expanded Teen Centers. Join us for free programs and events, get access to millions of books and e-books, and much more just for teens. See you at the Library!