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Misogyny has had far too big a public platform, in these past few months especially. So we’re kicking off the new year with a preview of extraordinary books by women, with an eye to how women live, imagine, and think across the globe. Now, more than ever, we need compelling fiction to widen the bounds of our empathy and imaginations, and strong women’s voices to guide us.
At one storytime, parents can fill out a short form asking about favorite books and authors, not-so-favorite books and authors, preferred genres and more, and by the next storytime, a bag will be waiting with three books handpicked by librarians already checked out and ready to go.
After the readings, a group of PEN America leaders will lead protesters to Trump Tower in order to present PEN America’s free expression pledge on the First Amendment to “a member of the President elect’s team.”