Freedom of Thought News 11/19/2022 – Freedom of Thought blog

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  • Angry parents pelt the Hamtramck School Board with more complaints about books FOX2 (MI)
  • ‘Get rid of those trash books,’ voter says after West Michigan library mills fail again over LGBTQ materials | Michigan Live (MI)
  • Book challenges shot down by SJPS but change is coming | WSJM (MI)
  • Madison Co. voters say libraries shouldn’t advertise underage drag queen events | KSDK (IL)
  • Controversial book to keep in Spruce Mountain High School library | Central Maine (ME)
  • Debate book most banned | Altoona Mirror (PA)
  • Discussions in county budget meeting get heated | WOW (WI)
  • HPS Superintendent Releases Statement on Controversial Book Ban Issue | Yemeni American (MI)
  • Homer Library Advisory Panel Seeks Public Testimony on LGTBQ Children’s Books | Alaska’s News Source
  • Critical race theory is now banned in St Tammany parish schools | WDSU (LA)
  • Spruce Mountain School Board Votes to Have Books on Gender and Race in High School Library | Fox 23 (ME)
  • Dearborn School District to keep some controversial books, remove others | Detroit News (MI)
  • Keller ISD votes to ban books on gender identity | KDFW (TX)
  • County votes to renegotiate library contract amid book dispute Kerrville Daily Times (TX)
  • Owasso School Board Changes Book Selection Policy; District had withdrawn all graphic novels for review | KPVI News (OK)
  • Texas School District Bans Neil Gaiman Novels, Game of Thrones, More | CBR (TX)
  • Kansas Town threatens to kick out library after refusing to remove ‘divisive’ books | Kansas Reflector (KS)
  • From two books to many: Natrona trustees move to ban all ‘sexually explicit’ images | Oil City News (WY)
  • Huntsville Residents Concerned About Possible Censorship At City Library | KBTX TV (TX)
  • Horry County Schools parents, staff sound out about new library book exam | My Horrible News (SC)
  • Community Members Reach Out to Library Board Members Again About Juvenile Department Books While Others Protest Censorship | Republic (IN)
  • RPL board takes position on freedom of reading | KAAL TV (MN)
  • Notes from a School Board Takeover | Brutal South (SC)
  • SC lawmakers sue schools over allegations of teaching critical race theory | WIS-TV (SC)
  • ACLU Letter to Michigan Public School Districts Calls for Support for LGBTQ+ Students and First Amendment, Not Censorship and Book Ban | Davis Vanguard (MI)
  • More North Texas Schools Ban Books | Axios Dallas (TX)
  • Meridian Library faces some backlash for book collection | Idaho News (ID)
  • Pandemic will affect kids for years, parents on forum worry | Westport Journal (CT)
  • Book classified as non-pornographic – school board confirms original decision of the KEC | Cody Enterprise (WY)
  • School Board Hears Concerns, Parents’ Anxiety Over Sexual Book Content | Chesterfield Observer (VA)
  • Coalition founded against book bans | WSPA (SC)
  • Texas School District Bans Neil Gaiman Novels, Game of Thrones and More | comic resource
  • Library Advisory Board Postpones Measures on New Collection Development Guidelines | Victoria lawyer
  • In the Old Rochester Regional | South Coast Today (MA)
  • Conservative book ban movement rocks district | Millard County Chronicle (UT) Progress

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