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Book Bans In Schools Are Said To Be Targeting Black Authors, Report Says


Among the titles that surfaced in the report are Jerry Craft’s “New Kid and Class Act. After learning that some of his work had been pulled from a school library in Texas, Craft reveals that a class visit was also postponed thanks to a decision made by the Katy Independent School District.

“I was caught off guard,” said the Newbery Medal-winning author. “I felt bad for the kids because I know how much they love ‘New Kid’ and ‘Class Act’.I know what my school visits do. … I felt bad if there was going to be some kids that would not be able to take advantage of that.”

Other literature impacted by the bans includes Tiffany D. Jackson’s “Monday’s Not Coming,” Mikki Kendall’s “Hood Feminism,” Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s “All American Boys,” and Kalynn Bayron’s “Cinderella Is Dead.”

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