Posted on November 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Books Unbanned bus tour has completed its nearly month-long journey around the United States, handing out copies of challenged books and helping register voters.

These goals, while worthy in and of themselves, were part of something larger, says TIME magazine: an effort to emphasize how censorship is connected to threats to democracy.

One organizer, professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, shared some of her insights and observations from the tour's final stop in Jacksonville, Florida, which is in a county that PEN America has declared "the country’s book-banningest community."

The school system there has placed 176 books under review, making them inaccessible to students.

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