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Tue Dec 5, 2023, 04:51 PM Dec 5

Newly appointed Central Bucks Board President, Karen Smith, swearing in on a stack of banned/challenged books! 🔥🔥🔥 [View all]

She fought GOP board on censorship, then took oath on stack of banned books as new president

While most of the newly sworn in members to the Central Bucks school board chose to swear their oaths on a bible, incumbent Karen Smith brought a stack of books to Monday's meeting.

Smith stood out at the Dec. 4 reorganization meeting as she took her oath of office with her hand placed on top of six frequently banned and challenged books. Smith, who would be named president of the board, and the other Democrats on the board have long cried foul as the former GOP-majority forged ahead with controversial library policy that critics said was a defacto book ban.

Here's a breakdown of each book and why Smith said she chose them.

An “obvious choice”

Smith said “Night” by Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winning author Elie Wiesel, which sat at the top of her stack, was probably the most “obvious choice” given the book’s involvement in a February controversy.


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Well done! rurallib Dec 5 #1
Brave Woman. Fla Dem Dec 5 #2
Queen Tree-Hugger Dec 5 #3
Nice. tanyev Dec 5 #4
❤️ littlemissmartypants Dec 5 #5
K&R Bundbuster Dec 5 #6
That's Damned Clever! ProfessorGAC Dec 5 #7
That's how you make a statement of principles! ExWhoDoesntCare Dec 5 #8
Fantastic! Hekate Dec 5 #9
Yes ma'am! Timeflyer Dec 5 #10
This is a thing of beauty! ShazzieB Dec 5 #11
this. rah. eggscllent AllaN01Bear Dec 5 #12
no harry potter . little women. little men. tom sawyer or huck fin? eggscllent choices . i would have sowrn in on a no AllaN01Bear Dec 5 #13
Yay! That's very cool wendyb-NC Dec 5 #14
Brava Karen Smith!!! Stinky The Clown Dec 5 #15
Wow! I do believe that I have a new hero! PittBlue Dec 6 #16
Excellent! peggysue2 Dec 6 #17
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