Ideas & Action: Banned Books Week Event

By Allan Spencer | September 22 2021 | General

The Bluest Eye. To Kill A Mockingbird. The Hate U Give. Stamped. George. What do these books have in common? Yes, they’re classics—and future classics. But they’re also some of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020.

Join One World on Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom for a special Ideas & Action virtual event where we investigate—and celebrate—Banned Books Week, the freedom of ideas, and the necessity and power of even the most discomforting truths. The event is free to attend.

Hosted by Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief, and co-sponsored by the American Library Association, Ideas & Action: Banned Books will feature authors who have faced censorship directly, including Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me), Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story), Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist), and Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy)—as well as authors who have joined the fight against censorship, including Cathy Park Hong (Minor Feelings), Heather McGhee (The Sum of Us), and more—in a mix of live and recorded video appearances that reflect on the question, “What do you wish you had learned in school, but didn’t?”


The 1619 Project
A New Origin Story
Visit to access free online curricular materials for the book.
$38.00 US
Nov 16, 2021
624 Pages
One World

How to Be an Antiracist
Selected for common reading at:
$27.00 US
Aug 13, 2019
320 Pages
One World

Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
$18.00 US
Aug 18, 2015
368 Pages
One World

Minor Feelings
An Asian American Reckoning
Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.
$18.00 US
Mar 02, 2021
224 Pages
One World

The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Selected for common reading at:
$30.00 US
Feb 16, 2021
448 Pages
One World