January 31, 2022

Students Called Radicals by Superintendent Fundraise for Freedom to Read

On January 25th, Granbury Independent School District in Texas pulled 100 books for review based on Matt Krause’s list of 850 books he wants banned from school libraries. Five books were pulled from shelves. Students spoke out at the board meeting, saying, We want to learn about things that may not be the prettiest or the most comfortable, but we as students are entitled to complete knowledge… In response, superintendent of the district Jeremy Glenn said, Let’s not misrepresent things. We’re not taking Shakespeare, Hemingway off the shelves, and we’re not going and grabbing every socially, culturally, or religiously diverse...

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