10 Books UTAH HAS BANNED in Schools
There are those who say basically:
These books are banned because they include sex or discussions about gender identity or sexual orientation. And parents in the school districts should dictate what is being read in the schools. If parents want their kids reading books about sex and gender identity they can buy them on Amazon.
And there are those who say: that young people "must see themselves and their experiences reflected in their classrooms and the books they read."
What do you think?
Here are some of the books that have been challenged or banned in the Beehive State per the Utah ACLU: (full article)
Forever, by Judy Blume
This one's about a teenager's "sexual awakening." (ACLUutah.com)
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
This is a dystopian novel that they made into a TV show that is about the subjugation of women and violence towards them. (ACLUutah.com)
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
"Its 11-year-old protagonist, Pecola Breedlove, copes with racism and sexual abuse as she comes of age in 1940s Ohio." (ACLUutah.com)
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
"The themes explored in the novel include the search for meaning and purpose, the complexities of human relationships, and the process of coming of age." (ACLUutah.com)
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sánchez
"The story is told from the perspective of 15-year-old Julia Reyes as she navigates her grief and struggles with mental health, her familial relationships, and cultural expectations when her older sister Olga unexpectedly dies." (ACLUutah.com)
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, by Rob Sanders
This one's about the history of the gay pride flag and Harvey Milk.
For the full list go to this site: https://www.acluutah.org/en/news/10-books-utah-politicians-dont-want-you-read
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