MI News

Standing Strong Against Censorship

Award-winning alumna and school librarian Martha Hickson MI’05 RC’82, who was targeted during a book-banning protest held by a group of North Hunterdon High School parents last fall, discusses the insights she gained during the experience, the power of books, those who suffer the most from censorship, and the reasons she still loves her job.

A Set of the World’s First Children's Books in Lao Donated to the IYLC at Rutgers’ Alexander Library

SC&I faculty member Marc Aronson, a co-creator of the International Youth Literature Collection at the Alexander Library, said, “this acquisition is significant, because these are the first children's books ever written and published in Lao.” The donation will be celebrated on the annual “Day of the International Children's Book,” event at Alexander Library on April 1, 2022.