Renowned Author to Speak to Bucks School District About Their New Library Policy

Image via Jean Kwok.
The author made her way to Bucks County to discuss her novel.

An author, whose book is a central part of a controversy in Bucks County, is visiting the area to discuss her work’s content. Chris Ullery wrote about the author for Philly Burbs.

Renowned author Jean Kwok, whose book “Girl in Translation” is being challenged under a new library policy, recently visited Doylestown to speak at a school board meeting in the Central Bucks School District.

The 2010 book is one of at least 60 titles that are being targeted for alleged sexually explicit content.

Kwok previously said she would provide a statement to be read on her behalf for former school board member Tracy Suits as the author was scheduled to talk at Florida State University next week.

“I’m doing this because I feel like I am in a strong enough position to be someone who can stand up and talk about this and to say, ‘Listen, while the instinct (to protect children) may be commendable, what you’re actually doing is something that is atrocious and very dangerous,’” said Kwok.

The author, who lives in the Netherlands, will still give her talk in Florida, but she has decided to first make a stop in Bucks County to be at the board meeting.

Read more about Jean Kwok in Philly Burbs.


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