The Miami Herald reports:
A K-8 school in Miami-Dade County last month issued restrictions for elementary-aged students on three books and one poem after a parent objected to five titles, claiming they included topics that were inappropriate for students and should be removed “from the total environment.”
In March, Daily Salinas, a parent of two students at at Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes, challenged The ABCs of Black History, Cuban Kids, Countries in the News Cuba, the poem The Hills We Climb, which was recited by poet Amanda Gorman at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and Love to Langston for what she said included references of critical race theory, “indirect hate messages,” gender ideology and indoctrination, according to records obtained by the Florida Freedom to Read Project and shared with the Miami Herald.
In an interview with the Herald on Monday, Salinas said she “is not for eliminating or censoring any books.” Instead, she wants materials to be appropriate and for students “to know the truth” about Cuba, she said in Spanish.
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Love To Langston is Tony Medina’s book of poems in tribute to civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes.
Miami-Dade K-8 bars elementary students from 4 library titles following parent complaint https://t.co/zcpQFWNkxS
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) May 23, 2023
Meet Proud Boy event & far-right school board protest regulars, Alberto Rego RBT and wife “Daily Rego,” real name Daily Salinas of Miami Lakes.
At the school board mt in July Daily Salinas & M4L members disrupted the meeting w several outbursts, almost getting expelled. 9/ pic.twitter.com/A9qXsvehqg
— Miami Against Fascism 🌴☕️ (@MIAagainstFash) November 3, 2022