'You Should See Me in a Crown' Author Leah Johnson Opens Bookstore for Banned Books | Censorship News

Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown, has opened Loudmouth Books, a bookstore in Indianapolis dedicated to the titles often targeted by bans; former Central  York, PA, students get a book deal to tell their stories; a video on the mental health impact of book bans; Kentucky district returns more than 100 books to the shelves; and more.

Bestselling Author Opens Store for Banned Books | WRTV Indianapolis
Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown, has opened Loudmouth Books, a bookstore in Indianapolis dedicated to the books often targeted by bans.

Pennsylvania Grads Who Protested School District's Book Ban Plan to Publish Book | York Dispatch
Four Central York, PA, graduates and two teachers who fought their school district's book bans announced that they'll be publishing a book about the experience next fall. The student group Panther Anti-Racist Union said in a social media post that Lerner Publishing Group signed a deal for the book, called Fighting Censorship, which will feature the stories of students Renee Ellis, Edha Gupta, Christina Ellis, and Olivia Pituch along with teachers Patricia Jackson and Ben Hodge.

VIDEO: The Impact Book Bans Can Have on Youth Mental Health | CBS News Pittsburgh
Concerns people are raising about the trend of removing books from libraries.

Yes, a Georgia School Can Remove a Book Without Alerting the Public | 11 Alive
There’s a battle over what books are appropriate for students in districts across metro Atlanta, and following a recent 2022 law in Georgia, many are wondering if schools must notify anyone if a book is banned.

Steve Martin "So Proud" His Book was Banned by Florida School District | The Hill
The actor's 2000 novella Shopgirl was among more than 300 titles banned in libraries in the Florida county’s public schools, according to a list published this week by PEN America.

Central Kentucky School District Changes Course, Returns Banned Books to School Libraries | Murray Ledger & Times
Boyle County (KY) Schools says it is returning more than 100 books to school libraries that were removed from shelves earlier this year because of school officials’ interpretation of Senate Bill 150, which prohibits instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Group of Washington State Teachers Who Want to Ban To Kill a Mockingbird from School Curriculum Say the Book "Centers on Whiteness" | The Messenger
The school board supported a decision that makes the novel no longer mandatory for freshmen students.

VIDEO: Fresno County, CA, Supervisor Introduces Proposal to Check Children's Books at Libraries |YouTube
A new proposal from Fresno County (CA) supervisor Steve Brandau would give parents more control over the books featured in children's sections.

Connecticut High School Students Rally For The Right To Read | Arts Council of Greater New Haven
One hundred New Haven (CT) High School students marched to protect the freedom to read.

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