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babylonsister

(170,863 posts)
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 03:12 PM Nov 2023

Singer Pink To Give Away Banned Books At FL Concerts [View all]

EVERYONE with a platform should be doing this!

https://www.joemygod.com/2023/11/singer-pink-to-give-away-banned-books-at-fl-concerts/

Singer Pink To Give Away Banned Books At FL Concerts
November 13, 2023 Education, Pop Music

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

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At her South Florida stops, the singer announced Monday, 2,000 copies of four books that have been banned by various public schools will be given away in partnership with PEN America and Books & Books, a bookseller founded in 1982 by Miami Beach native Mitchell Kaplan.


Florida Politics reports:


“Books have held a special joy for me from the time I was a child, and that is why I am unwilling to stand by and watch while books are banned by schools,” said Pink, whose real name is Alecia Hart.

“It’s especially hateful to see authorities take aim at books about race and racism and against LGBTQ authors and those of color. We have made so many strides toward equality in this country and no one should want to see this progress reversed. This is why I am supporting PEN America in its work and why I agree with them: no more banned books.”


All four books — “The Family Book” by Todd Parr, “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman, “Beloved” by Toni Morrison and a book from “Girls Who Code,” founded by Resha Saujani — have appeared on PEN’s Index of School Book Bans.
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Get thee to the greatest page malaise Nov 2023 #1
With a little help from our friends. Baitball Blogger Nov 2023 #2
She is amazing in so many ways. The voice. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #3
Awesome! ShazzieB Nov 2023 #4
What could be better? TSExile Nov 2023 #5
Very cool ck4829 Nov 2023 #6
Florida will have to pass a law COL Mustard Nov 2023 #7
Good on ya, Pink. Magoo48 Nov 2023 #8
Awesome 🤩🤩🤩 sheshe2 Nov 2023 #9
So cool! DiceK Nov 2023 #10
Love this! FemDemERA Nov 2023 #11
Pink just got Community Noted on Twitter/X Bonx Nov 2023 #12
I reported that note as not helpful. Initech Nov 2023 #14
Thank you Pink! Initech Nov 2023 #13
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