Posted on September 12, 2023 at 7:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of the most popular and memorable teachers in my high school told us, as sophomores, that he enjoyed watching Congress on C-SPAN.

We all laughed, of course.

But I doubt he was joking, and I bet that unless he's still teaching, he's tuning in to Congress this morning, albeit via streaming and not cable.

You see, the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary is holding, at 10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central), a hearing titled “Book Bans: Examining How Censorship Limits Liberty and Literature" — which will be live-streamed.

Here's the link to watch “Book Bans: Examining How Censorship Limits Liberty and Literature."

Meanwhile, on the state level, California is set to follow Illinois's lead and enact a law that thwarts book bans.

BookRiot reports that Assembly Bill 1078 passed the California Senate last week and is headed to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk for signature.

This bill prohibits school boards "from censoring or banning books, curriculum, or instructional materials."

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