Posted on November 7, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today's collection of news related to book bans and challenges does, at least, include a few mixed victories.
For one, a new study found that books to which access is restricted actually see an increase in readership after those limits are enacted.
And when publicity surrounds the increasingly popular defunding of libraries, as happened in Pennsylvania recently, donors step up to keep doors open.
In the case of Quarryville Public Library, that hero is Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, who replaced a donation that had been pulled ... and vowed to continue his gift as long as he was able.
However, the news isn't all bittersweet; some of it is just bitter.
Two members of the Santa Rosa County (Florida) chapter of Moms for Liberty called the county sheriff on a pair of school librarians.
Their supposed crime? A seventeen-year-old checked out the YA novel Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout from the school library.
Daily Beast reports that the sheriff's office interviewed the two complainants about this supposed pornography and then referred the case to the school district's director of safety.
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