Florida: Whose Book Is Banned Today?

GOP’s Education Initiative

A school in the the failed state of Floriduh (where else?) has banned students from reading Amanda Gorman’s very inspiring poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’ that she read at President Handsome Joe Biden’s inauguration:

Amanda Gorman slammed officials at a school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Tuesday for banning elementary students from reading “The Hill We Climb,” the poem she famously recited at President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential inauguration.
The poem, which has been published as a short book, will now be accessible only to middle school students at the pre-K through eighth grade Bob Graham Education Centerin Miami Lakes, Florida.
In an attempt to fight back, Gorman said her publisher – Penguin Random House – is joining PEN America and others in a lawsuit to challenge book restrictions.

Gorman included a picture of the complaint that got her open/book banned:

Which you can see the cracker who complained thought she was Oprah and that the message of the poem was hatred. All it takes is for one person to file a complaint, and BOOM! the item is removed… or is it?

Floriduh responds with some pedantry:

“No literature (books or poem) has been banned or removed,” the school said in a statement. “It was determined at the school that ‘The Hill We Climb’ is better suited for middle school students and, it was shelved in the middle school section of the media center. The book remains available in the media center.”

…where elementary students cannot access it.


p class=”” aria-expanded=”true”>In her Tweet, Gorman calls upon her followers to donate to PEN America “as they protect literature,” which seems like a fine thing to do.

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8 Responses to Florida: Whose Book Is Banned Today?

  1. roket says:

    My question is how did they figure out who the real author was?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Redhand says:

    Freedom of Speech, much? This really is getting closer and closer to Nazi book burning. I can’t fully grasp why DOJ isn’t either initiating suits against this sh*t, or intervening in the suits. And I sure as hell hope they are being brought in federal court (with some exceptions, of course, though Judge Aileen Whatshername has sure kept a low profile recently).

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  3. Sirius Lunacy says:

    PFD (Pudding Fingers Desantis) has even banned HIS OWN book.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What gets me is why more parents in the dangling dick of america aren’t suing because their kids rights to an education are being violated, when all it takes is ONE complaint to render the book banned?

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    • Mike B. says:

      One complaint gets the book reviewed. It’s the school committee that did the gutless thing -rule that the book is more appropriate for middle school students and move it. I think it probably is more appropriate for middle school students, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be kept away from younger students.

      I’m an old man and I didn’t understand some of it, which is why I totally missed the hate messages – “we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all.” That part isn’t very hateful.

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  6. gruaud says:

    These bannings are being made by Nazi book banning organizations, targeting mainly black authors. They are well-funded to enact this at a nationwide-level.



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