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To: Illinois state legislature
Stop the ban of books: Illinois state legislature
We’re calling on Illinois state legislature to take immediate action and stop banning and protect books in our schools. Students deserve the freedom to learn, and we cannot censor our country’s history, or we will be doomed to repeat it.
Why is this important?
The current push for book bans is the strongest that it’s been in decades, with attempts to stop students from learning about the Holocaust, slavery, gender and sexuality, and more. Schools should allow a curriculum that educates students on our collective histories and allows them to learn about resilience and empathy.
School environments should be inclusive to all students and give them the opportunity to read stories that reflect their interests and identities. Students, teachers, and communities across the country are facing similar right-wing attempts to censor what’s taught in schools, but we are not powerless. Together, we can take action to ensure schools and libraries have the ability to serve everyone, so that we can learn from our diversity, history, and culture, and work to create an inclusive future where everyone can thrive.