Book “Bans” vs. Book Cancellations

Keeping adult explicit material out of children's libraries is common sense, not cancel culture. 


John Stonestreet

Jared Hayden

According to a recent report, the American Library Association (ALA) found 1,269 attempted “book bans” in libraries across the country last year.   

Despite the ALA’s alarmist language, the increase in books that were “challenged” in U.S. libraries is, for the most part, not about “canceling” viewpoints. Most were attempts to keep adult explicit material out of the reach of children. The top ten books that were challenged contain sexually explicit content and imagery that push radical gender ideologies onto kids about who they are, especially with their bodies. 

The push to remove books from children’s sections in libraries is not the same as the “cancel culture,” such as employees of major publishers lobbying for book contracts to be scrapped, a book publishers’ association apologizing for distributing Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage, or Amazon restricting Ryan Anderson’s book on transgender ideology 

Children should not have access to sexually graphic books in libraries predominantly found in public schools. They should be protected from the twisted desires and ideas of ideological adults, especially at school. 


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