Who would have thought that in 2023, librarians in the United States would be threatened with incarceration simply for doing their jobs? For providing families with books, and giving students a safe space to read. 

But unfortunately, it’s true. At least 19 states have passed legislation that would lock up librarians for providing “harmful” books to minors, But now former President Barack Obama is standing up for librarians — and democracy. 

In an open letter published on July 17, Obama thanked librarians —who are on the front lines of anti-truth and censorship efforts — for promoting and protecting the right to read freely read books. 

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Aziah Siid

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