Roundtable: Confronting Censorship and Defending the Right to Read

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music (Rhinebeck and Millerton, NY) will lead a discussion on how booksellers can be prepared to handle such issues as whether and when to refuse to sell certain titles to children, how to respond to angry parents, and what to do when a school wants to ban a book.

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