Published On: August 6, 2023

Having handed out thousands books in the South, the NAACP and American Federation of Teachers “Freedom Library” traveled north to give out another 4,500 often-disputed books.

“The youth here understood because of what’s going on in Florida what’s going on in Texas, the attack on knowledge,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at a book giveaway Tuesday. “It’s starting with the attack on reading and on the opportunity to read, the freedom to read books of their choosing.”

The giveaways held at the NAACP National Convention and the Boston Teachers Union headquarters throughout the week distributed a wide variety of books, including titles like “Nuestra America,” Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb,” “B is for Baby” and “The Hate U Give.”

Read more at the Boston Herald.

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