Mom group looks to reign in book selections

Moms for Liberty, a grassroots organization “dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government” currently is pushing to have books they don’t find appropriate removed from Brevard County School Libraries. The books they’re trying to remove contain material that includes explicit sex scenes, assault, foul language and drug use and other things they find unsuitable for high-school students.

Sophomore Anisha Soma opposes the Moms for Liberty initiative.

“Banning books just because they don’t like some of the stuff that’s in them isn’t necessary,” Soma said. “They can just not allow their kids to read the in material the books.”

Ninth-grade history teacher Warren Silverman, on the other hand, said it makes sense to ban those books since kids shouldn’t have access to that kind of material at school.

“I think it’s good because it’s probably too inappropriate for kids to be looking at stuff like that,” he said. “Kids shouldn’t be learning about that type of stuff anyway.”

By Swetha Thirukkonda