New report finds synergistic rise in book bans | WFAE 90.7

More than 1,600 titles have been banned throughout the 2021-22 school year, according to a new report from PEN America, an organization that advocates for free speech. According to the report, the surge in book bans is the result of a network of local political and advocacy groups targeting books with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, … Read more

Banned Books You Haven’t Heard of

At a crowded school board meeting near Rockford, Illinois earlier this year, a woman waved a zoomed-in photo from a picture book memoir by Maia Kobabe gender queer In front of the Harlem School District Board. “If my neighbor were to give this to my child, guess what? He’d go to jail,” she said to … Read more