Kansas district orders 29 books removed from circulation
November 10, 2021
GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district has removed more than two dozen books from its library shelves to review them after other school systems challenged the material.
KMUW-FM reports that Julie Cannizzo, assistant superintendent for academic affairs in Goddard, said Tuesday that one parent objected to language he found offensive in "The Hate U Give," a novel about the aftermath of a police officer killing a Black teenager. The parent then submitted a list of books he questioned, and district officials agreed to halt checkouts and complete a review.
"We're not banning these books...