Georgia House passes bill that changes way books get banned in schools

Senate Bill 226, known as the “library censorship bill”, passed in the House by a 97-61 margin Friday afternoon. The bill would pave the way for the state to ban certain books from Georgia’s public schools if certain boards deem these books as inappropriate. 

These books are largely authored by people of color and addresses topics that are relevant to race, gender, identity, religion, or the Holocaust.

For example, Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”, and “The Hate U Give”, by Angie Thomas are books that could likely be pulled from school libraries under the new law.

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