Judge Rules 'And Tango Makes Three' Case Can Proceed; Ruby Bridges Speaks Out | Censorship News

A federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought by And Tango Makes Three authors and a student against a Florida school district can proceed; civil rights icon Ruby Bridges speaks out against censors; and more news on legal battles and library-related legislative actions continue across the country.

Tango Book Fight Gets Go-Ahead | WUWF
A federal judge has ruled that two authors and a student can pursue First Amendment claims against the Escambia County (FL) School Board over the removal of  And Tango Makes Three from library shelves.

Ruby Bridges Blasts Book Bans As “Ridiculous” Attempts to “Cover Up History” | Mother Jones
“The history, all the subject matter that they want to ban, it’s happening in the world,” Bridges says.

Colorado Lawmakers Make Second Attempt to Curb Book Bans in Public Libraries | Colorado Online
Bill aims to protect libraries from ‘ban bombing’ tactics.

Book Bans, Threats, and Cancellations | ABC News
Asian American authors face growing challenges.

4 Lawsuits Challenging Book Bans | The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint
Read about the latest and biggest legal battles against censorship.

His Book Was Repeatedly Banned. Fighting For It Shaped His Life. | The New York Times
The Chocolate War, published 50 years ago, became one of the country’s most challenged books. Its author, Robert Cormier, spent years battling attempts to ban it—like many authors today.

The PA Mother Who’s Standing Up Against Book Bans—and the Dems Standing With Her | The Keystone
Meet Chester County mother Ronna Dewey.

Louisiana Legislators Approve Bill Making It Easier for Libraries to Hire Pro-Book Ban Activists | NOLA.com
The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill loosening hiring requirements for library directors across the state, a move that could make it easier for conservative local officials to hire supporters of book banning.

Violent, Aggressive, and Personal Attacks | Oregon ArtsWatch
Language used to challenge books has changed dramatically, research presented at Oregon Library Association conference shows.

Maryland's 'Freedom to Read' Act Bans Book Censorship in Libraries, Bolsters Rights Amid National Debate | CBS News
A new Maryland law puts an end to book bans within library systems that receive money from the state. The law states that material may not be excluded or removed from a school library because of the origin, background, or views of the author; and not for partisan, ideological, or religious disapproval either. It also calls for school systems to create a procedure to review titles that may be challenged but must remain available on the shelves during the process.

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