Posted on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Earlier this year, several media outlets including NPR reported on a federal lawsuit filed by angry library patrons in Llano County, Texas.

The residents accused government officials of violating the First Amendment for banning books from the public library.

As in the original article, the defendants in the case refused to comment on the matter, but two of the plaintiffs recently reiterated their belief in their cause — despite the social costs — to NPR.

Meanwhile, across the country, The Hill reports that a Maine school district voted nearly unanimously to keep Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe on library shelves.

Gender Queer was, according to the American Library Association, the most frequently challenged book in the US last year.

This year, it has remained a popular target, but has survived efforts to ban it from schools in Kentucky and North Carolina this year.

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