Caldecott Winning Graphic Novel Under Fire in Some Central Florida Schools
The Caldecott Award-winning graphic novel This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, is under fire in Florida following the complaints of one parent of an elementary school student that triggered an “investigative report” by a local TV station.
The book was removed from three elementary schools in Seminole County, where the parent of a third grader checked it out of Sabal Point Elementary School library. But that’s not all. The district says it has now removed it from three high school libraries as well, and is reviewing how books are screened for consideration in all district libraries.
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