Posted on 07/28/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some of us went to band camp growing up.

Now, it's unfortunate that such a thing as banned camp exists — but when life hands you lemons, make lemonade, right?

NBC News reports that the Austin Public Library is hosting Banned Camp this summer to put a spotlight on books dealing with sexuality, gender identity, and race that Texas lawmakers are — successfully — working to remove from libraries across the state.

An independent bookstore called BookPeople is partnering with the library to help hold the events.

Earlier in the summer, George M. Johnson, author of the frequent ban target All Boys Aren't Blue, spoke at a Banned Camp event.

And while we're on the topic of freedom to read ... you might enjoy Guardian US columnist Maeve Higgins's musings — and those of people she spoke with — about what conservatives find so terrifying about libraries.

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