The Right to Write and to Read
Elba Cabrera Papers, 1924-2015
New York Times news clipping titled "The Right to Write and to Read," written by Piri Thomas, speaking out against censorship and the banning of books in a junior high school library, including his memoir, Down These Mean Streets. He wrote about the importance of books teaching children about worlds unlike their own, and how educational his memoir has been in promoting diverse voices and teaching children not to emulate his youthful mistakes.
September 14, 1976, Date accepted
Document: news clippings
Authors, Books, Injustice
Individuals or Organizations MentionedPiri Thomas
, New York Times Company
Elba Cabrera Papers, 1924-2015. The Right to Write and to Read: ElCa_b07_f_0002. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 13 Aug 2020.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archives