book-bans

Philly lawmaker aims to clamp down on school book bans | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 15, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb's, D-Philadelphia, bill would establish uniform procedures for school boards to follow before yanking books from the shelves.

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

BY: - September 27, 2022

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.

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Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read | Opinion

BY: - September 22, 2022

Many adults presume that exposure to particular literary content will invariably produce particular effects.

Pa. a national leader as an ‘unprecedented flood’ of book bans engulfs U.S. school districts

BY: - September 20, 2022

The other states with the most incidents of banning are Texas, Florida, and Tennessee

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No, actually, book bans don’t sell books | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2022

They just as often keep books from the readers who need them most.

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What are book bans really about? Fear | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 19, 2022

The river of knowledge only flows in one direction. Our job is to keep it free of obstructions.

LGBTQ community, people of color in the crosshairs of banned book movement

BY: - April 18, 2022

Students in the Central York school district successfully fought a book ban in their district.