A Push to Remove LGBTQ Books in One County Could Signal Rising Partisanship on School Boards

Posted on AllSides February 11th, 2022
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Dominic Bodden for ProPublica and The Texas Tribune
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Nearly seven years ago, Melanie Graft’s 4-year-old daughter was in the children’s section of her local North Texas library when she picked up a book about an LGBTQ pride parade. Within the colorful pages of the book, “This Day in June,” children and adults celebrate with rainbow flags and signs promoting equality and love over hate. Adults embrace and kiss one another.

Alarmed, Graft launched a campaign against the book and another about a boy who likes to wear dresses, suggesting that their presence in the library foisted inappropriate themes...

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