READ A BANNED BOOK IN HONOR OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH TO CELEBRATE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES AND EXPAND YOUR CULTURAL AWARENESS
Banning books, a harmful and exclusionary practice, occurs when individuals, government officials, or even school administrators, remove books from libraries, reading lists, or even bookshelves because they object to their content, ideas, or themes.
When certain perspectives are eliminated from a student's literary repertoire, their access to inclusive and representative text is hindered. Last year, more than 1,600 books were banned in over 5,000 schools, with most bans targeting titles related to race and racism and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Representation matters. And reading books by or about people from historically underrepresented groups builds cross-cultural empathy.
📚 Read a banned book by Hispanic or Latiné authors...
...and share how you’ll discuss with your peers during Hispanic Heritage Month the value these books and stories have on society.
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