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This week is .

- 2,532 individual banned books
- 1,648 unique book titles
- 1,261 different authors
- 290 illustrators
- 138 school districts
- 32 states
- 5,049 schools
- 4 million students

- 41% LGBTQ+ theme
- 40% prominent characters of color;
- 21% directly address issues of race and racism

Most books were banned in the red cancel culture states of Texas and Florida. pen.org/report/banned-usa-grow

On the upside: the bigots clearly know their ideology is indefensible.

Last boost: A good thing to look at if you care about freedom of speech in the US.

@VictorVenema glad I live in New Mexico! (We're the square one just west of Texas.)

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