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Behind the Cover: Who’s Driving Book Bans in America?

Book bans have become commonplace in every state over the past two years. Bans on books with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines that tackle tough topics like sexual assault and racism and are written by marginalized authors are often the most popular for book banners. Even Shakespeare has been targeted for book banners in Florida! Book bans have risen in popularity against the backdrop of abortion bans and anti-trans laws. We will explore what is driving book bans and their ties to hate, Christian Nationalist, and anti-democratic groups during this panel discussion. Join experts engaged in fighting against book bans for what is sure to be an inspiring discussion on censorship in America!

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A Screenshot of the panel from "Behind the Covers"

from 2023 Censorship Series

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