Originally aired September 28, 2010. Librarians and teachers face more challenges than ever when it comes to defending children's right to read. In celebration of Banned Books Week, this webinar features a stellar panel of experts who will discuss book rating systems, the impact of the Internet on challenges, the effect of censorship on children's publishing, and how to best prepare for book challenges. A special thank you again goes to Random House Children's Books for making this event possible.

Panelists include:
•Judy Blume, renowned author and longtime advocate of intellectual freedom
•Beverly Horowitz, Vice President and Publisher, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
•Nanette Perez, Program Officer, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
•Kristin Pekoll, Young-Adult Librarian, West Bend (WI) Community Memorial Library
•Pat Scales, former school librarian and member of the National Coalition against Censorship Council of Advisors

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