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Native America Calling: The new book-banning trend
Monday, August 15, 2022

The new book-banning trend
With some success, Native Americans have fought hard to have their voices heard in the narratives about them by predominantly non-Native sources.

Those gains are under assault by a new surge of efforts to ban books by Native authors and other works that challenge colonial conventional wisdom.

Monday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce gets a sampling of books that well-meaning parents, administrators, and policy-makers want to keep off of school reading lists and public spaces.

Guests on Native America Calling
Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo), founder of American Indians in Children’s Literature blog

Kevin Maillard (Seminole), author and professor of Law at Syracuse University

Mandi Harris (Cherokee), a children’s librarian and PhD student in Information Science at the University of Washington

Lynette Dial (Lumbee), a library supervisor for Hoke County Library.

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