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“Banned and Burned: Why Worry? It’s Just Kiddie Lit”

Headlines reporting a movement to pass massive book bans have been making the news across the United States. The majority of the books on the proposed ban lists have LGBTQ+ themes or characters, and books centered on the topic of race and racism also make up a significant percentage of the lists. … Continue Reading

Saving Florida’s Flamingoes

The majestic flamingo, painted pink like a Caribbean sunset, was not always welcome in Florida. It was almost hunted to extinction in the early twentieth century. Until recently, the State of Florida assumed that flamingoes seen in the state were non-native escapees from captive populations and therefore not a native species. Thanks in part to the power of libraries, the future for flamingoes is changing … Continue Reading

“Banned and Burned: Why Worry? It’s Just Kiddie Lit”

Headlines reporting a movement to pass massive book bans have been making the news across the United States. The majority of the books on the proposed ban lists have LGBTQ+ themes or characters, and books centered on the topic of race and racism also make up a significant percentage of the lists. … Continue Reading


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Jason Boczar

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Jason Boczar is the Tampa campus contact person for open access, scholarly communication, and institutional repository support.