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.
Between January 2021 and June 2023, 392 educational intimidation bills have been introduced in state legislatures
"If a nation built on freedom of expression allows certain voices & ideas to be silenced- why should other countries protect them?”
Addressing an audience in the Rose Garden the President said “Empty shelves don’t help kids learn very much"
Books receiving these warnings disproportionately include stories featuring LGBTQ+ and titles about communities of color