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School District Orders Removal Of Bible, Anne Frank’s Diary From Shelves

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  • A school district in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered its librarians to remove an illustrated adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” from their shelves and digital libraries, along with the Bible and dozens of other books that were challenged by parents last year.
  • The book purge at the Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas, was requested Tuesday by a district executive in an email, a copy of which was obtained by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. A copy of the email also circulated on social media.
  • Conservative activist parents and school board members are challenging a slew of texts on grounds ranging from their LGBT-friendly content to their supposed connections to “critical race theory.”

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