A Houston School District Redacts Textbook Chapters on Climate Change, Vaccinations | Censorship News

Textbooks are being censored in Texas, a public library in Idaho is going "adults only" to comply with new law, and another federal lawsuit is filed in Florida for the removal of And Tango Makes Three.

Houston School District Textbooks the Latest Target as Book Bans Intensify | The Guardian
The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston has voted to redact chapters on vaccines and climate change.

Idaho Public Library Announces It Will Become Adults-Only Library, Cites Idaho Legislature's Library Bill | KTVB
Donnelly (ID) Public Library officials stated because of the "ambiguous language" of HB710, the library cannot make an adult section out of range of children because the building is too small.

Another Florida School District Sued Over Removal of And Tango Makes Three | WMNF
A federal lawsuit filed May 15 challenges the constitutionality of decisions by Nassau County, FL, school officials to remove or restrict access to library books, including the children’s book And Tango Makes Three, which tells the story of two male penguins who raised a penguin chick at New York’s Central Park Zoo. Attorneys for the co-authors of And Tango Makes Three, parents, and students filed the lawsuit in the federal Middle District of Florida, alleging violations of the First Amendment and Florida public meetings laws. The lawsuit came as Escambia County faces a separate federal court challenge to its decision to remove And Tango Makes Three.

School Librarian Weighs In on New Minnesota Law Aimed at Keeping Books on Shelves | MPR News
For more on the possible impact of the new law, Minnesota Public Radio News host Cathy Wurzer talked with school librarian and the president-elect of Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota, Rachel Haider.

Three Books Removed from Ohio High School| Dayton Daily News
After discussing each book individually, the Troy City (OH) Schools board voted unanimously to affirm the superintendent's decision to remove Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin from the high school library. It also voted 3-2 to remove Magical Boy by The Kao and Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews from the high school library.

English Class Reimagined Book Covers for Controversial Novels and Curated Exhibit | Rochester Institute of Technology
Students in the English course,  Dangerous Texts,  curated an exhibit titled Banned Book Cover Redesigns, featuring their artwork for reimagined covers of the novels Lolita and Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov.

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