Book Bans in Schools Violate Students’ First Amendment Rights

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Book bans are on the rise across the nation, and Pennsylvania ranks third among the states in terms of most books banned. Book bans not only deprive students of important learning opportunities; they directly undermine student self-esteem, further erase historically marginalized identities, and treat students of color and students who identify as LBGTQ+ as inferior and unwelcome.

Read our statement urging school boards to uphold the First Amendment and reject policies that unlawfully remove books from school libraries.

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