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Banning Books: Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, July 23 • 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Complimentary - No reservation required

Florida ranks #1 in the nation for banning books and accounts for 40 percent of all books banned nationwide. Come listen to neighbors who represent people whose stories and histories have been marginalized as book selection went from the hands of educators to politicians in Florida and beyond.

Our panel features:

  • Jacque Banks is a retired Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs in a Kansas City, MO suburban community, with twenty years administrative experience. She is a Certified Reading Specialist and led reading initiatives and Title I reading programs for many years. As the parent of nonbinary adult, Jacque is also a strong supporter of Fernandina Beach Pride.
  • Diane Johnson is a retired professional public library manager and former Children’s Librarian in Nassau County. She performed as Harriet Tubman at Story & Song’s first Festival of Stories & Songs. She is married to Derryl and together they share six adult children and three grandchildren.
  • Diana Herman is a retired high school English Special Education teacher who relocated to Amelia Island from New York. She is a member of the Jewish Community of Amelia Island and is one of the founders of the Amelia Island Tree Conservancy. She is married to Arthur Herman and has two children and three grandchildren.

Plan to stay for a reception after the panel presentation to discuss book banning with others.



Tuesday, July 23
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Complimentary - No reservation required
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Story & Song Art Gallery
1430 Park Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 United States
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