All over the country, people have argued for decades about what books should be in school libraries. But because of new laws, the problem is getting worse again in Florida.
NBC News said that public school libraries in Duval County, Florida, don’t have any books about the late Afro-Puerto Rican baseball star Roberto Clemente.
“Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates” by Jonah Winter and Ral Colón and other books about Latino people like the late Afro-Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz and Justice Sonia Sotomayor are among the more than 1 million titles that have been “covered or stored and paused for student use,” according to Chief Academic Officer Paula Renfro, who spoke to NBC News.
School officials are looking into whether or not these books follow state laws and can be added to school libraries.