Florida Rejects 54 New Math Textbooks, Citing References to Critical Race Theory Among Its Reasons

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The Florida Department of Education on April 15 rejected 54 new mathematics textbooks from next school year’s curriculum, citing references to critical race theory among its reasons for the rejections. The Department announced that they rejected 54 of the 132 …

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Fiji-based Authors Tell Climate Change in Books for Children

Fiji-based authors published adventure series for children that talked about critical ocean themes from sea-level rises and pollution to ocean acidification and deforestation to inspire the children of the Pacific to protect an ocean deeply connected to their culture. “The …

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Tennessee School Board Bans Pulitzer-Prize Winning Holocaust Graphic Novel ‘Maus’

A Tennessee school board unanimously voted to remove “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, from the district’s curriculum, citing concerns on profanity and nudity. The McMinn County Board of Education voted 10 to 0 in a Jan. …

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U.S. Authorities Arrest Suspect for Allegedly Stealing Unpublished Books

United States federal agents arrested on Jan. 5 a suspect in a years-long scheme in which he impersonated figures from the publishing industry to steal unpublished book manuscripts. Authorities arrested Filippo Bernardini, a 29-year-old Italian, when he arrived at John …

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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Secures Book Deal

Frances Haugen, the Facebook Whistleblower who leaked tens of thousands of pages of company documents to the U.S. authorities and the press has secured a book deal. Little, Brown & Company bought on Thursday Frances Haugen’s planned memoir, “Offering a …

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Ethics Commission Orders Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Return Earnings From Pandemic Book Deal

A New York State public ethics commission ordered former Governor Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 14 to return the millions of earnings he received from a book published during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) voted 12 …

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U.S. Justice Department Sues to Block Penguin Random House from Purchasing Simon & Schuster

The United States Justice Department sued Penguin Random House on Nov. 2 to stop it from purchasing rival publisher Simon & Schuster, arguing that the merge “would likely harm competition in the publishing industry.” In a complaint filed in the …

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