September 27, 2023



School purges books published before 2008 in ‘illogical’ inclusivity push

New York Post

By Emily Crane
Published Sep. 15, 2023, 10:44 a.m. ET

A Canadian public high school has sparked outrage for removing all books published before 2008 in a so-called push to make its library more inclusive for students.

Erindale Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, culled roughly 50% of its library books — including the Harry Potter and “Hunger Games” series — under a new “equity-based book weeding” directive implemented by the Peel District School Board earlier this year, CBC News reported.

“This year, I came into my school library and there are rows and rows of empty shelves with absolutely no books,” 10th-grader Reina Takata said.

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