TLA Statement: Katy ISD Removal of The Hate U Give

Intellectual freedom is one of the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) most strongly held core values. Libraries provide access to diverse books and resources, ensuring the freedom to read which is essential to an informed and engaged democracy.

Recently Dr. Lance Hindt, the superintendent of Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD), directed district librarians to remove The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas from their collections. A parent of a 6th grade student went directly to a Board of Education meeting and challenged the book due to questionable language.

Created on Dec 5, 2017 | Last updated December 05, 2017

Maida Asofsky Interviews Tony Diaz

Excerpts from Maida Asofsky’s May 12, 2012 Interview with Tony Diaz
(ACLU of Texas weekly radio show, “Give Me Liberty,” which airs weekly on Houston Community Radio KPFT 90.)

Q: What brought you to Houston and what you do for a living?

Created on Sep 12, 2012 | Last updated September 27, 2012

Intellectual Freedom

Intellectual Freedom: The RIGHT TO READ

The Texas Library Association holds that the freedom to read is a corollary of the constitutional guarantee of freedom of the press.

Created on Mar 15, 2010 | Last updated June 12, 2013
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