SC Gov Joins GOP Attacks On LGBT-Themed Books

NPR reports:

In the latest call from Republican leaders to ban certain books in schools, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is telling his state’s department of education to investigate a graphic novel on queer identity being available at a school’s library. He says the content in the book is “sexually explicit” and “pornographic.”

The book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe, is recommended for grades 10 and up by its publisher and tells an autobiographical story of a person who is grappling with their gender and sexual identity.

Several other states, including Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Maine and Missouri have also targeted certain books available in schools, often telling stories of young people of color and narratives that include U.S. history of segregation and racism.

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