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Texas students push back against book bans for censoring LGBTQ, racial justice issues

Students are forming banned-book clubs and distribution drives to contest restrictions that focus mostly on LGBTQ and racial themes. ​

Alyssa Hoy listens to another club member during the meeting in Vandegrift High Scool's library on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022. They discussed the banned book "Out of Darkness" by Ashley Hope Pérez and what they learned from the book's events and themes.
Club members discussed the banned book "Out of Darkness" by Ashley Hope PÈrez and what they learned from the book's events and themes during the meeting in Vandegrift High Scool's library on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022.
A slide showing a recap of the banned book the club just finished, Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez, during the club's meeting in Vandegrift High Scool's library on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022.
Two banned books, one the club is starting and one the club has finished, in Vandegrift High Scool's library on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022.

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