I wrote previously about an effort to remove the book Ways to Make Sunshine from school libraries in Sumner County.
After holding a hearing, the Board voted unanimously to deny the challenge – and to keep the book in school libraries.
Here’s more from NewsBreak:
The Sumner County School Board last week unanimously voted to keep the book “Ways to Make Sunshine” in school libraries. The book had been challenged as part of a new process that allows parents and community members to ask that books in school libraries be reviewed for possible removal.
After receiving a challenge to the book “Ways to Make Sunshine,” the board referred the book to a review committee.
That committee recommended keeping the book in the system’s school libraries.
Local education advocacy group Sumner For Good had encouraged the School Board to keep the book and celebrated the vote that will allow it to stay in libraries.
The group said of the vote:
“The Sumner County School Board voted to uphold the review committee’s choice and keep the beautiful story “Ways to Make Sunshine” by Renee Watson in our schools. This is another win for our kids, teachers, librarians, and staff.”
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