Suzanne Nossel Discusses Rising Threat of Book Bans

Suzanne Nossel (’97), Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, was quoted in The New York Times regarding increased efforts to ban books across the country (“Book Ban Efforts Spread Across the U.S.,” Jan. 30, updated Feb. 8). “It’s a pretty startling phenomenon here in the United States to see book bans back in style, to see efforts to press criminal charges against school librarians.” Suzanne noted threats to entire book lists intended to promote more diverse reading material, “If you look at the lists of books being targeted, it’s so broad.”