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The Texas Tribune-ProPublica Investigative Unit

A Texas superintendent ordered librarians to remove LGBTQ-themed books. Now the federal government is investigating.

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has opened what appears to be the first-of-its-kind investigation into the Granbury Independent School District after it banned school library books dealing with sexuality and gender.

By Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, and Jeremy Schwartz, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
The superintendent of the Granbury Independent School District, Jeremy Glenn, second from right, at a school board meeting in March. He was secretly recorded ordering librarians to remove LGBTQ-themed library books.

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