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Educators: Are the books in your library being challenged or restricted?

Students choose books from the mobile library van.
Celeste Noche
Students choose books from a mobile library van.

There have been more than 200 book bans across Florida in the past year, according to a report by the advocacy group PEN America. Many of the targeted books are centered around people of color and LGBTQ characters.

Advocates worry there will be even more book challenges under a new state law that goes into effect on July 1, 2022.

WLRN education reporter Kate Payne wants to know how the new state law is affecting you.

Maybe you're an educator whose bookshelf has been challenged or you are a parent who sees this happening in your kid's classroom or school library. Have you already begun to feel the effects of this new law or are you anticipating challenges in the months ahead?

Please let us know via the Google form below — we may contact you for a story.

Kate Payne is WLRN's Education Reporter. Reach her at kpayne@wlrnnews.org
Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. Her work involves distributing and amplifying WLRN's journalism on social media, managing WLRN's social accounts, writing and editing newsletters, and leading audience-listening efforts. Reach out via email at klcohen@wlrnnews.org.
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