On October 24, FTRF co-sponsored this event with Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The featured speaker was Chicago author Sara Paretsky; her talk was entitled "Another Turn of the Screw”.
2012: Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Reception
On September 21, FTRF hosted a Cocktail Reception in conjunction with the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in Kansas City, MO. See photos from the event on our Facebook page!
2012: "Perks of Being a Wallflower" Advance Screening
ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. June 25, 2012
Stephen Chbosky joined a full house at an exclusive advance screening of the much anticipated movie, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," based on his critically acclaimed banned/challenged novel. The fim features Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Ezra Miller, and Paul Rudd and was released October 5, 2012. Following the screening was a Q&A with Stephen Chbosky, who also signed copies of the book.
2012: Philly Meet & Greet
In conjunction with the 2012 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia March 15, 2012
2012: Freedom to Read Foundation 6th Annual Banned/Challenged Author Event - Dallas, TX
Featuring John Green, bestselling author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars Sunday, January 22, 2012
2010: FTRF 5th Annual Banned/Challenged Author Event - Boston, MA Featuring Lesléa Newman (Heather Has Two Mommies) and Michael Willhoite (Daddy’s Roommate)
View the video of the event, which includes a keynote address by Scott Turow, as well as the presentation of the Founder's Award by Judy Blume, the Civic Achievement Award, and the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award: