Goddard school district reverses decision to pull library books

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Authors and free speech advocates say book challenges are increasing, and more school boards are trying to balance parental outrage with students’ access to diverse books.

Book challenges are up about 60% over the past year. Free speech advocates say many books are being challenged by parents and community members under the guise that they’re promoting critical race theory.

By Suzanne PerezKansas News Service

WICHITA, Kansas — The Goddard school district reversed its decision to remove nearly 30 books from circulation in its libraries after receiving national pushback from authors and free speech advocates.

An email sent to families Wednesday said all li...

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