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LGBTQIA Victory in Kansas Library

February 14, 2019
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LGBTQIA Victory in Kansas Library

  Transgender Kids’ Books Will Remain Accessible According to The Wichita Eagle, the Andover Public Library board of directors has voted – nearly unanimously – to protect the rights of their patrons regardless of age. This is the conclusion of a challenge from one patron back in September to remove LGBTQIA kid books, Lily and Dunkin, I…

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CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project, are standing up with the Andover Public Librarians and imploring them to continue to protect the First Amendment right of all of their patrons. Back in September, a patron of the Andover Library complained about LGBTQIA books, specifically citing I am Jazz, Lily and Dunkin, and George by…

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Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita

January 22, 2019
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Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita

Kansas has decided to attack Alex Gino’s George again along with other LGBTQIA children’s books. This time the challenge has come from Marci Laffen who questions the age-appropriate nature of books like George, I am Jazz, and Lily and Dunkin being shelved with children’s books and says she wants them moved to the adult or…

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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

October 5, 2018
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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

According to The Emporia Gazette, Austin Schopper, an English teacher at Waverly High School in Kansas was suspended right before Banned Books Week, for suggesting The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as an addition to his curriculum. The suspension is set to last nine days and will begin on September 11th. Schopper told…

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Author Donates Copies of Book After Wichita District Declines to Shelve It

October 6, 2017
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Author Donates Copies of Book After Wichita District Declines to Shelve It

The Wichita, Kansas, school system has decided against including an award-winning book about a transgender 4th grader in all district libraries. The Wichita school district decided not to buy copies of Alex Gino’s George for district libraries, citing “language and references that are not appropriate for young children” as the reason to do so. The…

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill That Could Jail Teachers for Controversial Material

March 3, 2015
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Kansas Senate Passes Bill That Could Jail Teachers for Controversial Material

The Kansas Senate last week passed a bill that could send teachers to jail if they expose students to material deemed “harmful to minors.” While proponents say the intention is to shield children from pornography, critics fear that the overbroad statute could criminalize many legitimate topics of study, from literature to art to biology. In…

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