Dr. Daniel Cook weighs in on “Banned Books in America: Westfield Public Schools Makes the List”

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools is one of three New Jersey schools that have officially banned certain books from their school libraries.

PEN America, a New York-based literary and free expression nonprofit advocacy group, released its 2022 report of banned books on Monday, Sept. 19. The organization highlights how challenges to books have become a political issue nationwide, and a majority of the targeted books focus on sexual identity, race and racism.

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