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So I spoke with @KUER journalist Martha Harris about Alpine's decision to remove 22 books from its libraries. You can read my comments. And you can read the comments of one of the parents in support of the ban. Enough said. #bookbanning @PENamerica https://www.kuer.org/education/2022-11-29/these-are-the-22-books-removed-from-utahs-alpine-school-district
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“A democracy depends on an educated and literate population, a population that's curious and able to think for itself and to read widely,” @PaisleyRekdal of @PENAmerica's Utah chapter on recent bans on 22 books in the Alpine school district. #FreeTheBooks https://www.kuer.org/education/2022-11-29/these-are-the-22-books-removed-from-utahs-alpine-school-district