Banned Book Biographer: Ryan Estrada (teens, adults, virtual)

Event Type: Books and Authors
Age Group(s): Teens, Adults
Date: 5/9/2023
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 Author Visit and Book Discussion with Ryan Estrada. Reading banned books can help change your life, or even change the world. Author Ryan Estrada learned this in writing a number of graphic novels on the topic. In Banned Book Club, he and his wife Kim Hyun Sook wrote about how she was hunted down by the police and nearly escaped arrest and torture for reading banned books under a dictator in 1980s Korea and helped turn her country into a democracy. Ryan will lead a conversation about how these and other lessons can be applied to readers today who are dealing with a whole new wave of book bans. The discussion will consider questions such as... What does it mean to ban a book? Why are books banned? Is there any situation where banning a book is a good idea? What can we gain from reading them?

Location: Zoom Virtual Room 3 (meetings for up to 300)
Other Information:
 Copies of Banned Book Club are available in print and ebook from the Library. More info about the program here:
Meeting ID: 849 3996 6927
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Contact: J.Carlson
Contact Number: 9144221476
Presenter: Ryan Estrada
Link: Zoom Link