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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...

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