Florida Parents Sue School over Book Ban
The parents claim that the Escambia County School District violated the First Amendment when the district removed four books from the library’s shelves.
PEN America, an organization dedicated to freedom of expression in literature, book publisher Penguin Random House, and parents of students in the Escambia County School District in Florida are suing the school district after the school board voted to remove four books from the school’s library.
“And Tango Makes Three”, a story about two male penguins raising a baby penguin, and “When Aiden Becomes a Brother”, a story about a transgender boy whose family has a new baby, are two books that were pulled from the library’s shelves.
The Washington Post reports that the outcome of this lawsuit could have a major impact on the ability of school districts to ban books. Check out the Washington Post’s coverage of the lawsuit.