Stories tagged: "book ban"

Chalina Morgan-Lopez, a senior at  Sanderson High School in Raleigh. (Courtesy of Chalina Morgan-Lopez)
Book Banners Tried to Stop This NC Teenager’s Speech. It Didn’t Work.

Raleigh’s Chalina Morgan-Lopez sees herself and her family in the literature that right-wing book banners are targeting. She’s not going to take it.

'Anything that is showing us different facets of life, of human experience, is always helpful for students, especially in rural counties like this,' Haywood County NAACP President Dorothea Stewart told C&P.  'If we read about one another we are able to understand one another. It creates empathy.' (Image by pupunkkop/Canva)
Small-town NC Schools Battle Over Books with Racial and LGBTQ Themes

A push to ban books dealing with discrimination has been spreading across North Carolina, mostly in smaller and more rural school districts. This is hurting children’s educations and futures, opponents say.