Book censorship hits Texas

Texas politicians are pressuring public school librarians to remove books from their libraries, in the words of Republican lawmaker Matt Krause, books that would cause “discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of [a student’s] race or sex.” Eight hundred and fifty books were on his list. In response a San Antonio school district banned 414 books from its libraries. (The Atlantic, December 8, 2021, by Emma Sarappo)

Krause’s list features books that teach students about their rights, books that mention LGBTQ people, and sex education books. The list also includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron and the Harvey Awards Book of the Year The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen. (Book Riot, November 5, 2021, by Danika Ellis)

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