“Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”

A conversation with
Founders, Reach & Teach Books, Toys, and Fair Trade Gifts

Hosted By
Director, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

In recognition of Banned Books Week and the ever-growing calls for unbridled censorship spreading across the country, we spoke with booksellers Craig and Derrick, whose San Mateo shop has a large selection of books for children and young adults. Since everything at Reach and Teach is focused on gender equality, sustainable living, peacemaking, and the like, it isn’t surprising to hear Craig note that, “Just about every book we sell has been banned somewhere.”

Recorded WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

Related links:

What Banned Books Week Is https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks https://bit.ly/2021bannedbooks

Timeline of Book Banning in American https://lithub.com/the-history-and-pr…

History and present of banning books https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles…

First banned book Island Trees Board of Education v Pico (1982)-https://shop.reachandteach.com/produc…

CIVIO Civil Rights Game (Reach and Teach) https://bit.ly/islandpico

Island Trees v. Pico (1982) (source: wikipedia) https://bit.ly/russrieger

PEN America’s Index of Banned Books https://pen.org/banned-in-the-usa/

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