Posted on September 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

BookRiot's weekly roundup of book bans and challenges happening around the United States opens up with a specific call to action this week.

Kelly Jensen believes that libraries of all types should have strong, clear, and readily accessed policies about their collections — how they're built, what they include, when/how items are challenged and removed, and which identities and beliefs are protected under the policies.

Her belief is that transparency will undermine book banners' argument that libraries are hiding agendas.

That's the long update on book bans and challenges — the short one is on a situation that didn't make Jensen's list (this week).

NPR reported on the North Carolina school district that pulled Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi from its curriculum after a single parent's complaint.

Categories: Today in Books

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