Posted on February 12, 2024 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
There’s plenty to debate and discuss in the literary world nowadays.
Perhaps the least controversial one in this roundup is your preferred format for books.
The Guardian once again is examining habits of a younger generation of readers and concludes that Gen Z is all about physical books and libraries (based on, at least, celebrity behavior and sales figures).
Now, on to the spicier stuff …
PEN America continues to face pressure from writers in regards to its statements — or perceived lack thereof — on the fighting in Gaza.
Literary Hub reports that over six hundred writers and poets have signed an open letter demanding that the group speak out against Palestinian deaths.
The two updates from the world of US book bans and challenges, meanwhile, offer a glimmer of hope.
Literacy activist LeVar Burton shared a Reading Rainbow-inspired video about books that have been recently banned on Jimmy Kimmel Live, while The New Republic reports that Moms for Liberty — a group that has significantly contributed to efforts to restrict reading access — appears to be losing members and influence.
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