Posted on November 16, 2021 at 3:45 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Coverage of book challenges usually includes comments from the parents or school officials who object to the book, countered by responses from organizations like the American Library Association and other parties who want to see the books remain available.

Not often included (for understandable logistics reasons)? The authors of the works under fire.

The radio talk show 1A gathered a few such writers to do just that.

If you have some time, you can listen to what Laurie Halse Anderson (SHOUT), Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), and Jacqueline Woodson (From The Notebooks of Melanin Sun and The House You Pass On The Way) had to say about the experience.

Audio of that conversation is on NPR's website.

Alternatively or additionally, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, spoke of what it’s like to be at the center of such a conversation with the Los Angeles Times.

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