Book challenges are happening across the country as well as San Antonio. The books that are being challenged are books by LGBTQIA+ authors, diverse authors, books about human sexuality, and even American history books. These challenges affect students who don't have access to public libraries and who's only space to get this information is from their school library. This has a tremendous impact on those students' mental health when the message they receive from the library is that their life, their culture, and their history is not worth having information about.
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Statement from the Texas Library Association
Statement from PEN America
Statement from Texas American Federation of Teachers
Statement from GLSEN