The Daily
The Daily
Dec 7, 2022
When Book Bans Came to Small Town New Jersey
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This episode contains strong language. 
In the contentious debate over who controls what happens in America’s schools, a new battleground has emerged: library books.

This is the story of what happened when parents in one town in New Jersey tried to remove a handful of books that they said were explicit and sexually inappropriate — and the battle that ensued.

Guest: Alexandra Alter, a reporter covering publishing and the literary world for The New York Times. 

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