Over 100 Books Covering Black Figures, LGBT Themes Under Review In Florida

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Florida public school officials are currently reviewing thousands of books based on state laws backed by Governor Ron DeSantis that restrict topics of race, gender, and sexual orientation in the classroom.

According to the Daily Mail, over 100 books about Black historical figures and LGBTQ themes have already been pulled from various schools across Florida amid the review.

The nixed titles reportedly include children's books like "Sulwe" by Lupita Nyong’o, "Dim Sum for Everyone!" by Grace Lin, and "Berenstain Bears and the Big Question" by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Books about Robert Clemente, Hank Aaron, and other historical Black and Hispanic athletes are also under review by school officials who are determining if titles are incongruent with Florida's Stop W.O.K.E. Act and the Parental Rights in Education law, widely known as the "Don’t Say Gay" bill.

A book covering "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz along with one about Hispanic Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor have also been pulled from school libraries in Duval County amid the massive review.

It's unclear when the review, which began in January, will be completed.

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