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This SC District Removed 17 Books on Race and Gender Topics From Library Shelves

Kennardo G. James
This SC school district removed books about race and gender from its library shelves. Here's why.Photo byJessica Ruscello/Unsplash

The Lexington 2 school district in the Cayce-West Columbia district removed 17 books from library shelves due to a plethora of complaints from parents, according to an article published by The State.

The books spoke on topics including race and gender and were removed by "a school principal, a review committee or the school board", according to the article.

According to the article, district officials said: "District committees review books against criteria including the book's purpose and the value of the whole, its alignment with district material selection guidelines, and a variety of reviews and perspectives from regional and national sources, as well as any awards and recognitions the book has received".

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