“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Join Miami Book Fair co-founder Mitchell Kaplan, and owner of Books & Books, for the free distribution of Amanda Gorman’s Presidential inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, among other banned-in-Florida books at the Coral Gables Congregational Church on Tuesday June 6, at 6 p.m. (3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida 33134).
Books & Books, Miami’s largest independent book seller, has been selling books since 1982 – and that includes many banned books, such as: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Maus by Art Spiegelman, I am Billie Jean King by Brad Meltzer, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, among many others.
For a complete lis of banned books in Florida, please visit here.
In addition to members of the community distributing copies of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, along with other banned books from Florida’s schools and libraries – The ABCs of Black Culture by Rio Cortez and Love to Langston by Tony Medina – authors and the like will also be reading from these books.
Miami-Dade County Poet Laureate Richard Blanco, award winning author Edwidge Danticat, Mitchell Kaplan, among many others, who have banded together to lead Miami-Dade County’s first community-based effort towards this challenge.
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