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June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Right to Read Celebration featuring the Toni Morrison Courage Award


June 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, 33132 United States
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The New Republic will bring together America’s Most Banned Authors and hand out the first Toni Morrison Awards for Courage to Americans fighting against censorship

The Books & Books Literary Foundation and The New Republic present…

Right to Read Celebration featuring the Toni Morrison Courage Award

Saturday, June 8, 6:30 PM |Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132


The Right to Read celebration, which will be live and livestreamed, will feature authors who are currently banned or who have been banned in the recent past; fellow writers who have taken up the cause; and teachers, librarians, and students who have been directly impacted by the book bans that are sweeping America (4,240 unique titles were challenged last year, an increase of almost 65% over 2022).

As part of the evening, we will feature book readings and conversations with a group of banned writers including Lauren Groff, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ellen Hopkins, George M. Johnson, Ashley Hope Perez, Jodi Picoult, and Jacqueline Woodson, with more to come.

For our grand finale, we want to go a step further by recognizing five extraordinary folks—authors, librarians, teachers, activists, and others—who have taken action with a Toni Morrison Courage Award—named after one of the most profound and courageous authors of our time.

This event is part of the national Teach Truth Day of Action.