Florida is at the forefront of a nationwide trend in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed, many addressing subjects like race, racism, and LGBTQ+ characters, as conservative advocacy groups and state legislation set a precedent for other states.
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Former President Obama endorses the Banned Books Club, to combat increasing book censorship in schools targeting diverse literature.
A battle has been sprung between parents of young children and conservative politicians in the middle of several Texas school libraries. Back in October of 2021, Rep. Matt Krause has issued a list of 850 books he wanted Texas school libraries to take off of their shelves, due to him thinking these materials might “make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any form of psychological distress because of their race or sex.” The bans are taking place following a number of conservative lawmakers and parents alike who had expressed complaints regarding the contents of these books.