Posted on 05/12/2022 at 03:02 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An Idaho school district has permanently removed over twenty books from its library.

BookRiot reports that parents brought a list of titles, which strongly resembles lists of books targeted elsewhere by the conservative group Moms for Liberty, to the school board in Nampa, Idaho.

A committee including school librarians, district personnel, educators, and parents had earlier looked at the books in question, reports Idaho News 6.

It recommended leaving them all on the shelves but taking a closer look at most of them later.

However, the school board went forward with a vote before that could happen.

News outlets have consistently reported that twenty-four books were banned; however, an astute commenter on one post noted that the list (which you can see here) repeats one title.

BookRiot notes that this is, sadly, in keeping with the attitude in Idaho, where the state House passed a bill that would criminalize librarians who had “objectionable” material available for children on the shelves.

Nampa is a city of about 100,000 residents that's part of the Boise metro area, according to its website.

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