The initiative will give access to hundreds of thousands of e-books & audio books including those that have been impacted by recent book bans
Nearly 1,600 books in more than 700 libraries/systems across the nation involving race, gender & the LGBTQ community, were targeted
Librarians, queer activists, free speech supporters unite to combat frightening trend
Willingham-Jaggers takes over at a time when schools are becoming a battlegrounds over Trans inclusion in sports and LGBTQ+ themed books
Sen. Brad Zaun said he supported charging teachers who allow students to read “obscene” books, including LGBTQ+ themed books, with felonies
Falsely claiming that these works are subversive, immoral, or worse, these groups induce officials to abandon constitutional principles
Following strong objections to the books by parents FCPS officials announced they had removed the books from the school libraries
Most of these opposition groups purport to be homegrown & grassroots, all have access to numerous national right-wing organizations.