Posted on May 18, 2023 at 8:17 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

PEN America and Penguin Random House have teamed up for a lawsuit against a Florida school district’s book bans.

The suit alleges that the Escambia County School District — headquartered in Pensacola — and its school board are violating the First Amendment by removing ten books from library shelves, reports The Associated Press.

Those books include content about race and LGBTQ+ identities; one teacher objected to them, according to the suit, and while a district review committee declared them acceptable, the school board overruled that recommendation and voted to remove them.

The school district did not respond to the AP's requests for comment.

Read more about the book removal in Escambia County School District libraries in the AP's article.

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