Posted on January 31, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Check out the latest news on book bans and challenges around the US ...

  • Hear from the teacher who created a secret shelf of banned books at an unnamed high school near Houston, Texas, and the students who support it (NPR).

  • Legislators in New Jersey have introduced a newly revised Freedom to Read Act — aimed at curbing book bans — into the Senate (Book Riot).

  • Washington state also has an anti-book-ban bill moving through the legislature (Book Riot).

  • Washington state's Senate also passed a bill making it harder to shut down libraries, in response to an effort last year to shutter a rural county's sole library (Seattle Times).

  • Read an excerpt, focusing on the longstanding roots of book bans in the US, from Laura Pappano's School Moms: Parent Activism, Partisan Politics, and the Battle for Public Education (Literary Hub).

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