Miami school officials can remove from library shelves a book about Cuba that depicts smiling children in communist uniforms but avoids mention of problems in the country, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Miami-Dade County School District wouldn’t be infringing freedom of speech rights by removing 49 copies of “Vamos a Cuba” and its English-language version, “A Visit to Cuba,” from its libraries. The board has argued that the books, for children ages 5 to 8, present an inaccurate view of life in Cuba.
.. so, the court decides the accuracy (value? legitimacy? truthiness?) of the contents of an arbitrary book AND these values are determined to be the determining factor in whether or not a book should be in a library? Holy crap.
So what about all the other books in the library?
Hat tip CMF