Posted on 02/22/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Students whose schools are banning books are channeling their anger into action.

The latest example: a lawsuit against their school district.

TV station KSDK reports that the American Civil Liberties Union has sued a suburban St. Louis school district, on behalf of two minor students, over the removal of several books from libraries.

Among them are frequent targets of bans and challenges, such as The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and All Boys Aren’t Blue by George Matthew Johnson.

The class-action lawsuit alleges that the school board's vote to remove these books violates the students' First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

A Wentzville School District spokesperson told media that they were aware of the lawsuit but declined to comment on it.

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