Pinellas committee recommends removal of 5 books ahead of school year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The Pinellas County Schools Committee of Library Media Specialists reviewed dozens of books ahead of the coming school year. Of the titles they read through, five were recommended for restriction and five for removal. However, final decisions on books are decided by school principals, individually.

A representative for the Pinellas County School system noted that the committee does not ban books, instead making recommendations based on several criteria set by state law. The review process occurs yearly, according to documents provided by the school system.

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