Day 3 — Banned Books in The Stacks with Ghazala Hashmi and Hannah Oliver Depp

In light of the recent wave of book bannings taking place across The United of States, The Stacks is spending all week talking with people who are impacted by the bannings, ranging from students to educators, authors, and more, to help us think about what is at stake and what we can do.

We continue our conversation on banned books with Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi. Senator Hashmi talks about the legality of book banning as well as the efforts that the governor of her state has put in place to report teachers for “divisive” lessons . Then we talk with Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores, about censorship versus curation.


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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.

Senator Ghazala Hashmi

Photographer: Christopher Dilts / Friends of Ghazala Hashmi

Hannah Oliver Depp

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