Tennessee Legislation Would Criminalize Publishers That Distribute "Sexually Explicit" Books to Schools | Censorship News

Battles over book banning continue at school board meetings and in state legislatures across the country. Now politicians are targeting publishers, too.

Battles over book banning continue at school board meetings and in state legislatures across the country. Now politicians are targeting publishers, too.

Tennessee House Approves Bill Targeting Publishers for Sending Schools "Sexually Explicit" Books | The Tennessean

The bill would empower local district attorneys and the Tennessee Attorney General to criminally charge and prosecute book publishers who knowingly distribute materials to schools that violate state obscenity law.

Connecticut Sees Sharp Increase in Calls to Ban Books from Public Libraries, Schools | CT Insider

The president of the Connecticut Library Association said there are about 35 active challenges in public and school libraries that the organization knows about, which is approximately double the 2022 number.

Book Ban Proposal Causes Stir at Rio Rancho Council Meeting | Albuquerque Journal

While a handful Rio Rancho, NM, residents asked the city council to ban books that they find offensive from the public library, they were in the minority as the public comments largely supported keeping the books.

Bill Requiring Texas Schools to Tell Parents What Books Kids Check Out Passes | Texarkana Gazette

The legislation’s goal, according to proponents of the bill, is to give parents more power over what kids learn in schools.

Escambia School Board Bans Two Books Then Pauses Challenges Indefinitely | Pensacola News Journal

The temporary stop of local book challenges in this Florida town is intended to prevent wasting time and resources on decisions that could contradict state policy.

Texas County Keeps Libraries Open Amid Fight Over Banned Books | WTVB

Llano County’s public libraries will stay open as the court battle continues.

Will LGBTQ+ books be banned in Montrose Public Library? | WesternSlopeNow

Trustees of Montrose (CO) Public Library are set to hold a third meeting to tackle an effort to ban the books Flamer and Gender Queer.

Moms for Liberty Ramps Up Fight to Ban More Books in Johnson County | The Kansas City Star

Some residents in this Kansas county received a mass text message urging them to sign a Change.org petition and help “remove pornographic and sexual content from our schools!”

Canby Parents and Students Upset After 36 Books Pulled from School Libraries | Fox12 Oregon

Parents and students in this Oregon town spoke out against what they said was a lack of a proper review process before the books’ removal.

Central York board members, students say banned books should return to library | York Dispatch

Two Central York (PA) School Board members and three high school students asked that Push by Sapphire and Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas be returned to the library shelves.

Pinellas County Schools Lifts Ban on The Bluest Eye | 10 Tampa

The Florida district reversed course after a team of six library media specialists and a district coordinator for libraries read Toni Morrison's book and lifted the ban. It will be available in high school media center.

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