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Fight Back Against Book Bans: Tell Pinellas County Not to Single Out Diverse Books for Review

The Pinellas County school district has recently decided to hold 87 titles for “further review.” These books predominately include stories by Black, Latine, Native, Asian, Muslim, and LGBTQIA+ authors. Targeting these titles sets a terrible precedent and message that diverse books need to be further scrutinized and censored, just because they are by and about marginalized creators. Join We Need Diverse Books, PEN America, Florida Freedom to Read Project, and authors and illustrators who are deeply concerned how books by marginalized authors are overwhelmingly affected by these purported “reviews.” Ask Pinellas County Schools to cancel the upcoming Library Media Review and examine the guidance and procedures that caused this list of diverse and celebrated list of books to be singled out​.

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