SOURCE: Texas Tribune
While some librarians in the state have been fired for refusing to comply with bans, many others have or are contemplating quitting over political interference with their work and social media harassment.
SOURCE: Texas Monthly
"Before reading Maus, if I had a sense of what Nazis were, it was as abstract villains, the bad guys Indiana Jones fought."
The journalist cited historian Timothy Snyder's argument that authoritarianism relies on restricting national understanding of civic identity in ways that serve existing power.
SOURCE: CBS News
Polling shows Americans reject banning books that address racism and believe in the value of difficult lessons.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
Social media are enabling like-minded parents to network and amplify calls to remove books from schools and libraries. Experts argue that parents' success will fail children's intellectual development and college readiness.
SOURCE: Black Enterprise
"The determined mothers of the Texas-based Round Rock Black Parents Association are speaking out against the multiple attempts of book bans in their kids’ schools."
Author Art Spiegelman called the decision "Orwellian" and suggested young people would be deprived of knowledge.
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