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The Vandegrift High School #BannedBookClub is one of many teen-led efforts nationwide.
“Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs,” @jonfreadom said. “Principals only have so much that they can do in the face of school boards. But students can protest. Students can speak out.”
How do books end up banned in schools? It’s not the rational process you might think it is, explains #PENAmerica’s book bans expert @jonfreadom (Jonathan Friedman). In one #Florida school district, a warning label has been stuck on a book about babies. #censorship #freadom #1A
"Back-to-school time is here, so why not get your kids in the mood with some #LGBTQ-inclusive picture books set in schools?... Here are a few of my favorites... that focus on... school moments of being welcoming, supportive, and inclusive." https://mombian.com/2022/08/11/12-lgbtq-inclusive-kids-books-for-back-to-school/ via @mombian