Black and LGBTQ+ authors and books about race, racism, and LGBTQ identities have been disproportionately affected in the book bans
“We don’t want transgender books in the library. [...] We don’t want the library to be promoting certain types of material”
In addition to the librarian at Jay High School, Moms for Liberty points the finger at Ruth Witter, the head librarian for the county
"They have a tiny number of people who are very, very loud and draw a lot of attention and in some cases can drown out the...
Republicans defended book bans arguing parents must be able to exercise their right to determine which materials their children can access
The groups pointed out beyond the books with LGBTQ+ themes, the ordinance would impose an “unconstitutional censorship regime
Raskin has some personal experience with book bans: 'We need more politicians who are reading books and fewer politicians banning books'
The Florida Department of Education was informed of Charlotte County’s overreaction to the law over 2 weeks ago and has not corrected it
California provides instruction & support to roughly 5.9 million students in more than 1,000 districts & over 10,000 schools
PEN America recorded 1,406 book ban cases in Florida, followed by 625 in Texas, 333 in Missouri, 281 in Utah, & 186 book bans in Penn.