HCC professor leading protest of Arizona schools’ book ban

Houston Chronicle – “A grass-roots caravan from Houston to Tucson – filled with writers, students and activists – will bring prohibited books back to Arizona over spring break. When Tony Diaz heard that Tucson schools had dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program and yanked Hispanic history books from classrooms, he began organizing a protest. Adding fuel to his fire: Two of the titles now prohibited in Tucson classes were published by the University of Houston’s Arte Público Press. Diaz coined a word to describe his new mission: Librotraficante – or “booktrafficker.”

One Response to “HCC professor leading protest of Arizona schools’ book ban”

  1. Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries
    February 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    Of course we all know no books have been banned in the USA for about half a century. Fanny Hill was the last banned book. http://www.317am.net/2011/08/banned-book-favorites-fanny-hill-reprise.html

    The TUSD curriculum issue is serious, but those seeking to force their way by falsely claiming book banning are not helping their cause.

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