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#IWRITEBANNEDBOOKS is a powerful hashtag aimed right at Florida! Thanks to writer, Yvette Kendall
It has been said that book bans are the gateway to a Dictatorship. Once that door is opened, it's going to take a determined movement to close it again. #IWRITEBANNEDBOOKS may be that movement.
By: Stravard Lux Publishing & Distribution Co.
Evidently, the card-holding President of the Karens for Kids Club has reconstituted Book Bans. Not just any ole' run of the mill and hateful and harmful books. Her Kareness has set her sights on books written by Black authors who may be discussing racism and White abuse (amongst other things). Yvette Kendall, a SciFi and Horror writer and screenwriter has started a movement to stop this madness in its tracks. #iwritebannedbooks is one of Kendall's effort to provide not only these enriched banned books to Black families and their children, but she wants to speak nationwide on the matter.
Kendall states, "African Americans have overcome countless obstacles to reclaim their rights and voice their narratives. From the days of slavery to the Civil Rights Movement, our community has fought tirelessly for freedom, equality, and the power to share our stories. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that African Americans staunchly oppose any form of censorship, including the alarming practice of book banning.
Book banning poses a severe threat to the preservation of African-American history and culture. Many of the literary works written by African-American authors encapsulate the struggles, triumphs, and resilience of our community. These books serve as a testament to our ancestors' endurance, offering invaluable insights into our heritage, traditions, and identity. In doing this, we risk erasing crucial aspects of our history, denying future generations the opportunity to learn about the heroes who paved the way for their freedom. Works like "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, and "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker have played a pivotal role in shaping African-American literature and fostering empathy and understanding among diverse audiences. Book banning threatens to undermine these significant contributions and silence our collective voice.
Kendall urges us all to join the fight against book bans and any other censorships that aid in reducing us a people on a whole.