February 27, 2024

Inside One Publisher’s Fight Against Book Bans

by The Journal

School districts and state legislatures have been ramping up efforts to ban certain books from school libraries and curricula. Last year, Penguin Random House decided to do something to stop them. We speak to WSJ’s Jeffrey Trachtenberg and to the man leading Penguin Random House's efforts, Skip Dye.

Further Reading:

- A Publishing Giant’s Risky Fight Against Book Bans 

- Penguin Random House, Authors Sue Iowa Officials Over Book Ban 

- Scholastic Planned to Segregate Diverse Titles at School Book Fairs. Then Came the Backlash. 

Further Listening:

- Scholastic’s Succession Drama 

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