Members of the conservative Florida Citizens Alliance are appalled with what they’ve seen in the books being handed to students in the public schools. The group wants to ban much of what it finds objectionable, eliminating titles like Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, and Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes to textbooks, including Harcourt Publishing’s Modern World History 9th Grade and Pearson’s Essentials of Oceanography. With the ear of Gov. Ron DeSantis and several state lawmakers, it’s angling to get that wish codified into law.
Tampa (Fla.) Bay Times, Mar. 17