“A mounting campaign by anti-LGBTQ+ groups such as the Florida-based ‘Moms for Liberty’ to remove or outright ban books written for youth about racial or LGBTQ+ issues has resulted in far-right extremist rhetoric including death threats against librarians nationwide.

A report released by the American Library Association (ALA), covering its annual assessment of books being challenged or banned in the United States showed a dramatic increase.

According to the ALA, nearly 1,600 books in more than 700 libraries and library systems across the nation involving race, gender and the LGBTQ community, were targeted by conservative groups in many cases led by anti-LGBTQ+ groups like the Florida-based ‘Moms for Liberty.’..”

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