04. October 2023 · Comments Off on ACLU October 4, 2023 · Categories: Announcements

Banned Books Week

“If you don’t teach diversity and the truth as it was, we risk repeating the horrors of the past. Not only that, but we actively harm and further oppress the voices of the marginalized.” – Dezz

It’s Banned Books Week, ACLU Supporter, and we’re in the middle of a crisis: Book bans have increased 40% compared to last year.

This school year, a long list of books have been pulled from library shelves across the country, including Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, and Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. It’s a direct attack on First Amendment rights.

The truth is, there’s only one reason elected officials and school districts are banning books again: They want to prevent students from learning about racism, sexism, and history – but these conversations are essential to educating the next generation of our nation’s leaders.

So the ACLU is working to defend First Amendment rights by challenging classroom censorship laws in Florida, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Students, their parents, and community members are joining the fight. Follow this link to learn more about why our supporters are defending the right to learn!

Thanks for reading,

The ACLU Team

American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004, USA