Parents’ groups rise up against school book bans in Florida

MIAMI — When Miami-Dade County Schools restricted Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem and other titles only to middle school students in a K-8 school, Lissette Fernandez, a parent, was “completely taken aback.”

In May, a parent of two students at Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes challenged five titles: The ABCs of Black History, Cuban Kids, Countries in the News: Cuba, Love to Langston and Gorman’s poem, The Hill We Climb, recited at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. She claimed they included references of critical race theory, “indirect hate messages,” gender ideology and indoctrination.

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