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Our Diverse Books Are Under Attack!

Our Diverse Books Are Under Attack!

By Mikhail Razzak, age 13 and IndyKids staff

The number of book challenges in the United States rose from 156 in all of 2020 to 330 in just the fall of 2021, according to a new American Library Association report. Since January 2021, more than 30 states have introduced classroom censorship laws which regulate discussions and literature, according to PEN America.

El Librotraficante

In January 2011, Arizona state officials declared the Mexican-American Studies curriculum (MAS) in Tucson schools illegal. Soon after, several books that were used in these courses were removed from schools. El Librotraficante is fighting back.