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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:25 PM

A Florida school district added a parental 'advisory notice' to over 100 books



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A Southwest Florida school district adds warning labels to more than 100 books, many of which touch on issues related to race or the LGBTQ community.

“This book has been identified by some community members as unsuitable for students," the label reads.

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A Florida school district added a parental 'advisory notice' to over 100 books
The notices were added to LGBTQ books, books about race and several literary classics, including Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.”
4:01 PM · Aug 5, 2022


https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/florida-school-district-added-parental-advisory-notice-100-books-rcna41779?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

A southwest Florida school district added warning labels to more than 100 books, many of which touch on issues related to race or the LGBTQ community.

Collier County Public Schools, a district that includes part of Naples, added the labels both on physical copies of the books and in Destiny, the district’s online catalog, according to the nonprofit Florida Freedom to Read Project. The top of the label, according to a photo shared with NBC News by Florida Freedom to Read Project, says “Advisory notice to parents” in capital letters.

“This Advisory Notice shall serve to inform you that this book has been identified by some community members as unsuitable for students,” the label states. “This book will also be identified in the Destiny system with the same notation. The decision as to whether this book is suitable or unsuitable shall be the decision of the parent(s) who has the right to oversee his/her child’s education consistent with state law.”A sticker of the notice is on the front inside cover of the books, according to Stephana Ferrell, co-founder of the Florida Freedom to Read Project, which advocates against censorship in Florida schools. Ferrell said a media specialist in the school district shared photos of the labels with her in June.

After a series of public records requests about the labels, challenged books and the district’s creation of a committee that reviews school materials, Ferrell said she received a phone call from Elizabeth Alves, associate superintendent of teaching and learning for Collier County Public Schools.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:08 PM

1. That becomes the "Hot reading list" of the fall term.

Every kid in school is going to want to read those now.

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:09 PM

3. Yep! Read The Godfather just off the stuff I want supposed to read. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:56 PM

2. Good thing they don't want anyone telling them what their kids can read.

Especially since they are so busy making that decision for other parents.

Don't tell me what to do because I get to tell you what to do!

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