Jill Biden Dismisses Parental Management of Books in College Libraries: ‘This Is America. We Don’t Ban Books’

First Woman Jill Biden mentioned dad and mom shouldn’t be capable of exclude any books from college libraries in a Tuesday interview on the In the present day present. NBC Information Correspondent Sheinelle Jones had hinted at current debates in asking her about college libraries.

“Mother and father and politicians are actually weighing in on what books ought to be in our college libraries, and what their children are being taught,” Jones started. “The place’s the road, in your opinion, with how a lot of a say dad and mom have relating to what their children are studying in class? Is there a steadiness between, , ‘This e-book ought to be within the library, this e-book is beneath evaluate…’”

Earlier than Jones completed the query, Jill Biden jumped in: “All books ought to be within the library. All books. That is America. We don’t ban books.”

Biden’s remark dismisses the continued controversy over whether or not public college libraries ought to exclude books that folks take into account pedophilic and obscene, to guard kids from them.

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Public faculties in Fairfax County, Virginia, confronted backlash final 12 months after dad and mom discovered that college libraries supplied two books particularly: “Garden Boy” by Jonathan Evison, which incorporates lengthy sections of a boy reminiscing about specific experiences he had at age 10, and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe, which options photos of sexual acts between a boy and a person.

As Fox Information reported, dad and mom gathered exterior college board conferences in protest. “We’re right here as a result of we don’t need any porn within the public faculties,” one guardian informed Fox Information.

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Loudon County public faculties in Virginia additionally got here beneath hearth in 2021 after dad and mom discovered that every elementary college within the county stored 4 copies of a e-book on gender ideology titled “It Feels So Good to Be Your self.” The e-book, within the creator’s personal phrases, was marketed to kids ages 4-8 and “for trans children, cis children, non-binary children, gender-fluid children, gender-expansive children, questioning children, and all children, all over the place.”

In line with Jill Biden’s logic, the dad and mom who protested Loudon and Fairfax County public faculties have been out of line—and un-American—for desirous to take away pornographic and ideological materials out of their child’s libraries.   

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