More than 1,500 books have been banned in public schools, and a U.S. House panel asks why

By: - April 8, 2022 12:07 pm
A young girl reads on the floor in a library

Of the banned books, 467, or 41 percent, contained main or secondary characters of color; 247, or 22 percent, addressed racism; and 379, or 33 percent, of books contained LGBTQ+ themes. (FangXiaNuo |Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.