RAILS strongly supports the Association of Illinois School Library Educator's (AISLE) efforts to oppose attempts to censor or remove books from school libraries, including their recent statement on censorship:

"AISLE is opposed to any attempt to force the removal of materials from school libraries. We strongly condemn recent efforts, by force or intimidation, to remove works that focus on or document the experiences of members of the LGBTQIA+ or BIPOC communities. We oppose censorship and any effort that limits or denies access to materials to coerce belief, suppress opinion, or punish those whose expression does not conform to a singular point-of-view of history, politics, or religion."

Read AISLE's full statement here

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