Scholastic reverses decision to make books on race and LGBTQ issues optional at elementary school book fairs (CNN)

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    Scholastic reverses decision to make books on race and LGBTQ issues optional at elementary school book fairs – By Chandelis Duster (CNN) / Oct 25, 2023

    CNN — Scholastic has reversed a decision to allow school districts to opt out of offering a wide range of diverse books, including those that discuss subjects like racism and LGBTQ issues, at its elementary school book fairs, the book publisher said Wednesday.

    The company offered a collection of 64 titles called “Share Every Story, Celebrate Every Voice,” that included “titles we support even as they are the most likely to be restricted,” a Scholastic spokesperson previously told CNN.

    The publisher said the move was in response to dozens of state laws and pending legislation targeting books across the United States and would have allowed districts to elect not to offer the collection at their annual book fairs.

    CONTINUE > https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/25/us/scholastic-reverses-decision-on-separate-diverse-book-collection-reaj/index.html

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