Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Pink will give away 2,000 banned books in Florida


Pink announced her plan to give away 2,000 banned books at her upcoming Florida concerts.

The musician teamed up with PEN America and Florida bookstore Books & Books to combat book bans, especially those targeting authors who write about race and sexual identity.

Book bans documented by the organization show that books about race, racism and LGBTQ identities are disproportionately affected in Florida, as are books by Black and LGBTQ authors.

In a statement, Pink said she is "unwilling to stand by and watch while books are banned by schools."

“It’s especially hateful to see authorities take aim at books about race and racism and against LGBTQ authors and those of color. We have made so many strides toward equality in this country and no one should want to see this progress reversed. This is why I am supporting PEN America in its work and why I agree with them: no more banned books," she said.

The singer plans to give away books in Miami and Sunrise as part of her 2023 Trustfall tour. The books are “The Family Book,” by Todd Parr, “The Hill We Climb,” by Gorman, “Beloved,” by Toni Morrison, and a book from the movement “Girls Who Code,” founded by Reshma Saujani. 

No more banned books!!!

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