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Book Banning Is Getting Worse, writes @lutzfernandez, who warns against 6 forms of "false comfort" that are "swaddling the discussion."
https://open.substack.com/pub/annelutzfernandez/p/book-banning-is-getting-worse?r=w4bm&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web #BannedBooks #Censorship #FirstAmendment #StudentsRights
Authors are being disinvited from school visits. It's happening all over, not always publicly. Seems to frequently be b/c of a single parent's complaint, controlling what all kids and families can learn. A shame for both the authors and students alike. https://www.al.com/educationlab/2023/01/hoover-schools-cancel-black-history-month-author-visit-after-parent-complaint.html
School librarians vilified as the ‘arm of Satan’ in book-banning wars https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2023-01-27/school-librarians-vilified-as-the-arm-of-satan-in-book-banning-wars