Still Waters Posted May 24 #1 Share Posted May 24 (IP: Staff) · Amanda Gorman, the American poet who shot to international stardom when she recited The Hill We Climb at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, has vowed to defeat book bans in Florida after the poem was removed for reading by elementary school children in an educational institution in Miami-Dade county. Gorman, 25, said she was “gutted” to learn that a complaint from a single parent led to her inaugural poem being banned from Bob Graham education center in Miami Lakes. The poem was one of five books challenged by a parent of children at the school, including The ABCs of Black History and books on Cuba. In the complaint, the parent mistakenly listed Oprah Winfrey as the author of The Hill We Climb, and said she objected to the poem because it was “not educational and have indirectly hate messages”. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/may/24/amanda-gorman-poem-ban-florida-school 1 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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