Remember Vamos a Cuba, which I mentioned in April? The Miami-Dade school board banned the informational picture book this week. Going against the recommendations of school chief Rudy Crew and two advisory committees, the board voted on Wednesday to remove it from all schools in the Miami-Dade County school system. Terry Aguayo reports in the New York Times,
The book is part of a 24-book series for children in kindergarten through second grade that teaches about travel around the world and different cultures. The other 23 books will also be removed, though the board received no complaints about them.
What in the world? As Book Moot would say, the know-nothings strike again.
Update, 6/22. Click here for information about a law suit being filed by the ACLU and others.