Florida is now second only to Texas in the number of books removed from public school libraries and classrooms. How did we become a national leader in censorship and restricting students’ freedom to learn? Gov. DeSantis promoted and signed new laws in the last two legislative sessions that started Florida’s current and continuing cascade of book bans.
That’s why we teamed with our allies at Florida Watch to highlight seven banned books over the past seven weeks. Sunshine is the best disinfectant when it comes to censorship and book bans. You can see those seven books below and you’re encouraged to help shine the light on the DeSantis’ book banning crusade by using the share tools under each – or share this email if you’re not on social media.
When confronted with the facts around his book ban crusade, DeSantis called it a “hoax.” It’s not. The non-partisan group PEN America identified 357 book bans in Florida from July to December 2022. And it’s gotten worse in 2023.
Thank you for being part of our network and for helping educate other Floridians about these anti-freedom, anti-education, anti-student, anti-parental choice, attacks. We fight on.
P.S. – Learn more about Florida’s book bans – check out this fact sheet by PEN America.
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