RSVP for the Lt. Governor's Banned Book Tour: Essex Event!

Banned books are books worth reading

Essex Junction
Date: Wednesday, September 6th
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Phoenix Books Essex

2 Carmichael St Suite 2, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Around the country, we have seen the proliferation of book challenges and bans in recent years by school districts and local governments. These bans often target books that feature LGBTQ+ characters; talk about gender and sexuality; highlight racial disparities; or talk about difficult issues such as substance abuse and police violence. Students, teachers, and curious minds should be able to access materials that spark critical thinking, cover difficult topics, and appeal to diverse interests without fear of government interference.

Join Lt. Governor David Zuckerman and guests at Phoenix Books in Essex Junction to hear excerpts from some books that have been the subject of bans and participate in a discussion about the importance of free speech, inclusion, democracy, and open dialogue.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.