Posted on August 10, 2023 at 8:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
No part of the US is safe from efforts to put restrictions on literature.
Here's what came up in the news today:
Texas hasn't provided detailed guidelines for the soon-to-be-required sexual content ratings on books sold to schools, so the largest distributor of books to schools is asking publishers to rate their own books — something several are balking at (Publishers Weekly).
Meanwhile, Florida's new rules requiring classroom libraries to be inventoried and vetted by credentialed employees are literally costing school districts tens of thousands of dollars (Politico).
Don't think you're safe if you're not in public school — a tiny library in rural Washington state is facing a referendum to be dissolved this fall because it refused to cave to an extremist group's demands to reshelf "offensive" materials (The Nation).
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