Pinellas County School Board review list of 87 books ('Tomatoes...' is on that list!)
Extract from letter sent to school board dated June 30th 2023:
'As stated in Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop’s seminal essay, “Mirrors Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors,” published in 1990: “When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.” Targeting these titles sets a terrible precedent and message that diverse books need to be further scrutinized and censored, just because they are by and about marginalized creators.'
Full letter here:
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Click on links below for more info on Pinellas County School Board review and a full list of the 87 books.