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Chinamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Other Books Banned In US Schools, Libraries

More than 1,100 books have been banned, or face a ban, in schools in the USA as new research reveals a worrying trend towards censoring publications with themes of racism and inequality as well as sexuality and gender identity.

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Students Mirror learnt that among them, are well known titles including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer-prize winning Beloved, and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

School districts across 26 states in US banned or opened investigations into more than 1,100 books in just the past year.

These were both Republican and Democrat states, with Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida the most prolific.

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Between them, these three states had more than 1,300 instances of book bans – these include the same title which has been banned in multiple different school districts.

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