July 2022: A second request to have a book removed from Salem-Keizer Public Schools libraries has been denied.
Earlier this year, members of the local parents’ group Salem Keizer We Stand Together took issue with the book “Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” in local elementary schools.
A district book review committee voted 8-1 in April to deny the request.
The process was seen at the time as a rare instance. A formal request to reconsider a book had not happened since 2018.
However, just weeks later, it happened again.
Community members submitted a formal complaint to Salem-Keizer this May regarding the book “Gender Queer: A Memoir.”
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