That is the total amount of books that have been pulled from the shelves of libraries in the first part of 2023.
GOP led states is rushing to ban books and limit the excess to us mere peons.
New laws imposed by right-wing state legislatures have been a driving force behind a rise in book bans since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, a national free expression group reported Thursday.
PEN America’s new report, Banned in the USA: State Laws Supercharge Book Suppression in Schools, reveals that 874 unique titles were pulled from public school library shelves from July-December 2022, the result of 1,477 individual book bans.
That represents a 28% rise from the first half of 2022, and the group said the escalation is largely due to state-level “stringent policies that schools must abide by when reviewing existing library collections.”
The states that have banned the most books include Texas and Florida—where Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has pushed legislation to restrict teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ issues in classrooms and where some schools were directed to empty or cover bookshelves in order to comply with the new laws.
Just seven districts in Texas were behind 438 individual book bans and 13 school districts in Florida were responsible for 357 bans.
I find this intolerable….I mean my mother never told me what I could read so why should the Nanny State GOP governments?
I mean she found my Playboy when I was 14 or 15….after looking through the pages she had one question….are those tits fir real? Tossed the Playboy onto my bed and nothing more was ever said.
I had a very cool mother.
How far will these demented toads go?
I really do not want to find out…..do you?
All this makes me think of a term from the not so distant past….Nanny State (warning: post will be forthcoming)
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
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Those toads will go as far as they possibly can. And so many people just sit around on their arses and let them get away with it.
Best wishes, Pete.
Sounds like the 30s……and the day of reckoning is coming….or so we are told chuq
“Heil Hitler” is on the way.
It is here already at least within the Red States…..will it expand? chuq
Did it expand in any other countries?
A little further with each election…..chuq
I had to hide mine behind a false wall.
Waiting for the firemen? Thery would have to burn down my whole house for their are bookcases in every room…..chuq
No books allowed, but all the guns you can carry…sad sad sad