N.J. school librarian who opposed attempts to remove LGBTQ+ books receives national award

N.J. school librarian who opposed attempts to remove LGBTQ+ books receives national award

N.J. school librarian who opposed attempts to remove LGBTQ+ books receives national award

North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School Librarian Martha Hickson received the American Library Association’s Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity in June for her efforts to challenge efforts to ban books housed in the district’s collection. Hickson opposed efforts in 2021 to ban five LGBTQ+ books from the district’s library bookshelves, becoming the target of personal attacks which led her to taking an extended sick leave. She has since returned to her job and says she continues to speak out at district Board of Education meetings about censorship and the import…
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North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School Librarian Martha Hickson received the American Library Association’s Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity in June for her efforts to challenge efforts to ban books housed in the district’s collection. Hickson opposed efforts in 2021 to ban five LGBTQ+ books from the district’s library bookshelves, becoming the target of personal attacks which led her to taking an extended sick leave. She has since returned to her job and says she continues to speak out at district Board of Education meetings about censorship and the import…
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Source:https://www.towleroad.com/2022/08/n-j-school-librarian-who-opposed-attempts-to-remove-lgbtq-books-receives-national-award/

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