Sunday, May 14, 2023

The fight over banning books

  • The number of books banned in classrooms and libraries is increasing, with classics like "Catch 22" and "The Great Gatsby" targeted.
  • Books related to LGBTQIA topics, critical race theory, and representing black voices are particularly singled out for removal.
  • The subject matter being attacked has shifted from violence and vulgarity to sex and gender.
  • Organized efforts by groups of parents, such as Moms for Liberty, have led to book bans in many school districts, with Florida and Texas being at the forefront.
  • Some individuals and organizations, like the Brooklyn Public Library and Books Unbanned, are actively opposing book bans and offering alternative resources for readers.

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