More than 100 books were removed from North East Independent School District’s libraries after officials reviewed 432 titles, all of which were labeled “inappropriate” by a Republican state lawmaker.
The district removed 110 books because of lack of reviews by publishers, poor professional reviews, outdated content or the book hadn’t been checked out recently, officials said. The books were replaced with a newer edition or a book that was “more positively reviewed” on a similar topic.
Eleven books were moved to a grade-level library that officials felt was more appropriate, and 311 books remained on the shelves, announced Esmeralda Muñoz, executive director of learning support services.
Aubrey Chancellor, the spokesperson for the district, could not provide the list of books that will be replacing the 110 books on Tuesday.
“It’s still a work in progress,” she said.
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