Amanda Gorman says her inaugural poem has been banned by Miami-Dade school

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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American poet Amanda Gorman said Tuesday that the poem she recited during President Biden’s inauguration has been banned by a school in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. 

“I’m gutted. Because of one’s parent’s complaint, my inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, has been banned from an elementary school in Miami-Dade County, Florida,” Gorman said in a statement posted to Twitter. 

Gorman noted in her statement that, while not new, book bans have been on the rise in recent years. The American Library Association found nearly 2,600 titles were targeted for censorship in...

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