Why does this matter?

In October of 2021, then state Representative Matt Krause sent a list of over 800 book titles to Superintendents around the state, requesting they examine their libraries for books on the list or any others that might cause shame or guilt.  The list contained titles on a vast array of topics, but books about race/racism, books by authors of color, and books with LGBTQ themes or characters dominated the list.  This list set off a censorship movement that rapidly gathered speed across the state and the country with the help of politically motivated local groups.

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