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Hong Kong court sentences speech therapists to 19 months in prison over ‘seditious’ children’s books

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Hong Kong A Hong Kong court on Saturday sentenced five speech therapists to 19 months in prison over children's books deemed to be seditious, in a case that rights defenders say marks a major blow to free speech ami...

Five Hong Kong speech therapists convicted of sedition over children’s books about wolves and sheep

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Hong Kong Five speech therapists in Hong Kong were found guilty of a conspiracy to publish seditious children's books on Wednesday, in a case that rights defenders say marks a major blow to free speech amid a tighten...

A Texas school district approved limits on books, critical race theory and gender identity

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A school district board near Dallas, Texas, has passed a set of policies restricting how race and gender are addressed, including allowing teachers call students by pronouns that do not match their gender identity. ...

Randi Weingarten admits to sharing fake list of ‘banned’ books: ‘My bad’

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"I should have double checked before I retweeted this list. My bad. Looks like some of the books weren’t banned. Book bans are very real & dangerous," she said on Sunday. Weingarten included a screenshot of her o...

A Texas school district is removing and reviewing dozens of challenged books, including the Bible and an Anne Frank adaptation

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Officials in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have directed school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books that have been challenged through the district's formal complaint process in the past scho...

Oklahoma parents protest explicit books in public school libraries

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Stillwater Public Schools, which serves more than 8,300 students, says their library is selected by professional Library Media Specialists in a statement released to the media. The district said that there is a proce...

California Department of Education advocates books promoting gender transitions to kindergartners

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The recommended reading list is housed in the "curriculum and instruction resources" section of the  California Department of Education's website, suggesting dozens of books for each age group.  "Call me Max," a book...

A stir crazy Joe Biden fights Covid cabin fever with help from his dog and a stack of books about Ireland

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When President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid last week, the dog stayed with him. The cat went with his wife. Biden's long-anticipated, heavily-planned-for, how-has-it-not-happened-yet Covid infection turned th...

Florida dad speaks out after school board cut his mic for reading ‘pornography’ books he found in district

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The Clay County School District dad, Bruce Friedman, told Fox News Digital, "These books are so vile that reading any excerpt that I captured will end this interview."  "Somebody failed drastically in their mission t...

He took his school to the Supreme Court in the 1980s for pulling ‘objectionable’ books. Here’s his message to young people

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When school officials in New York removed 11 books they disliked from library shelves, 17-year-old Steven Pico joined a legal fight that would eventually take him and his school to the US Supreme Court. In 1976, Pic...

Ukraine moves to restrict Russian culture by banning certain books, music

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The law stops the printing of books by Russian citizens. There is an exception, however, if the Russian citizen is willing to give up their Russian passport and become a Ukraine citizen, then their books can still be...

The New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 books this summer

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The New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced that it will give away 500,000 books to city residents to keep as part of its "Summer at the Library Program." Its goal is to help kids, teens and adults build their ...

This New Jersey family plans to tour the East Coast and give out free books to promote childhood literacy

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A New Jersey family plans to distribute free books along the East Coast this summer from a custom-renovated "bookmobile" in an effort to promote childhood literacy. Kaila Boulware Sykes and her husband, Raymond, m...

Oregon school district books contain pornographic imagery of sex acts, according to portal

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Oregon schools in the North Clackamas District contain books with pornographic imagery, including imagery of sex acts, according to an online portal schools use to track books available for children to take out at th...

Math books outrage China with ‘ugly, sexually suggestive, pro-American’ images

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong Chin...

State Farm accused of pushing LGBTQ+ books on kids, Consumers’ Research launches ‘Like a Creepy Neighbor’

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"Consumers’ Research is launching a campaign against State Farm Insurance because, recently a whistleblower brought to our attention evidence – email chain traffic – showing that they have been intentionally trying t...

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