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douglas9

(4,363 posts)
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:28 PM Sep 2023

Here's a List of the 438 Books Banned in Texas Schools

Texas led the nation in banned titles according to PEN America, a literary nonprofit. Florida came in a not-so-close second. The list included many surprising titles.

Texas likes to brag about being No. 1 whenever we can. We probably lead the country — if not the world — when it comes to brisket, for instance, and Gov. Greg Abbott continuously touts our friendliest-state-ever-for-businesses credentials.

Unfortunately, we also happen to be No. 1 in a less savory area: book bans.

Texas and Florida are perennially locked in a culture-war pissing contest. But in this realm, at least, we can (not-so-proudly) say that we’ve bested the Sunshine State, which ranks second in the number of book restrictions in a list compiled by the literary nonprofit PEN America.

The battle over what kids can read and learn rages on, apparently with no end in sight. State Rep. Jared Patterson, a Frisco Republican, has spearheaded the charge to strip schools of supposedly “sexually explicit material” via the so-called READER Act.


https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/list-of-texas-banned-books-shows-state-has-most-in-us-17480532

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Here's a List of the 438 Books Banned in Texas Schools (Original Post) douglas9 Sep 2023 OP
Thank goodness "Mein Kampf", the governor's favorite, is not on the list and in Florida Wonder Why Sep 2023 #1
+ infinity! GreenWave Sep 2023 #3
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming underpants Sep 2023 #4
This is just the beginning. There is a plan afloat to require every internet user to RKP5637 Sep 2023 #2
Texas! PJMcK Sep 2023 #5
I know a guy who was hired to teach World History at a Texas high school. rsdsharp Sep 2023 #7
Most of Tolkien is on the list, rsdsharp Sep 2023 #6
This is surprising: yonder Sep 2023 #8
home of the brave Stardust Mirror Sep 2023 #9

Wonder Why

(3,779 posts)
1. Thank goodness "Mein Kampf", the governor's favorite, is not on the list and in Florida
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:45 PM
Sep 2023

it's not either on their list so DeSatanist has no worry either. He can color in it as much as he wants.

GreenWave

(7,638 posts)
3. + infinity!
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:54 PM
Sep 2023

This should be massively echoed throughout the land.

Hitler's forces killed over 200,000 of our soldiers.

underpants

(183,943 posts)
4. The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:09 PM
Sep 2023

Look under Positive Messages and Positive Role Models

It mentions his racism and “embrace if Hitler and the Nazi party”

Had to be banned ya know.


https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-rise-and-fall-of-charles-lindbergh

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
2. This is just the beginning. There is a plan afloat to require every internet user to
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:45 PM
Sep 2023

have a social security number. In this manner they can learn all about you. Then you will be age restricted and further restricted as to what on the internet they feel is appropriate. It is massive censorship IMO following the likes of totalitarian countries. I can't find the exact link, but here is similar ... https://www.newsweek.com/sen-richard-blumenthal-says-social-media-self-policing-has-failed-calls-oversight-1657457

rsdsharp

(9,468 posts)
7. I know a guy who was hired to teach World History at a Texas high school.
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:26 PM
Sep 2023

There was one map in his classroom — of Texas.

rsdsharp

(9,468 posts)
6. Most of Tolkien is on the list,
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:24 PM
Sep 2023

though they seem to have missed Unfinished Tales and The Silmarillion.

yonder

(9,753 posts)
8. This is surprising:
Mon Sep 18, 2023, 03:18 PM
Sep 2023

"Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World" by Ilene Cooper

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