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March 31, 2016

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Ellen Hopkins Handles a Challenge
1:30-2:30 pm
Sponsored by IFC

Session Description

Ellen Hopkins will speak via video about her experience with the Norman Public School System when they challenged her book and asked her to not speak at a prepared event. Hillsdale College offered her a place to speak on their campus. She will relate the episode and how she feels about banned books and how she is often on the chopping block.

Session Objective

  • To allow librarians to hear from an author.
  • To raise awareness of Intellectual Freedom issues that have taken place in our own state.
  • To give new insight into local challenges.

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the Society of ChildrenÕs Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a regular speaker at schools, book festivals and writers conferences across the US, and now throughout the world.

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