Pensacola’s NBC affiliate reports:
The Escambia County school board voted Monday night to remove three challenged books from school libraries. The removed books below all contain LGBTQ+ characters. “All Boys Aren’t Blue” is a novel about a boy growing up Black and queer in America. It was available in all high schools.
“And Tango Makes Three” is a real story about two male penguins who raised a chick together at the Central Park zoo. “When Aidan Became A Brother” is a children’s picture book about a transgender boy becoming a big brother.
Dozens of people addressed the board Monday night both in support and against keeping these books in schools. “I am currently embarrassed to be an Escambia County student tonight,” one high school student said.
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Escambia County borders Alabama and is home to Pensacola and a major military aviation training facility.
The Escambia County (FL) school board banned a children’s book that tells the true story of two male penguins who started a family together in the Central Park Zoo. The book contains no sexual content. The board accuses the book of “trying to indoctrinate kids through penguins.” pic.twitter.com/kFjIJz05se
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