“School librarians vilified as the ‘arm of Satan’ in book-banning wars. Conservatives vilify school librarians as ‘groomers and pedophiles’ for stocking LGBTQ and racially themed books. ‘We have been cursed,’ said one librarian.”
Time for a counter spell, people.
“‘Librarians came from a climate of being so appreciated to hearing this message that we’re reviled … It was an astonishing turn of events. … At least five people I know have retired early.'”
“A lot of parents supported me but they were scared to speak out because of harassment … Some students question their identity and they come to me and ask about LGBTQ books. But the parents want to keep it quiet so the child is not harassed. This whole thing has turned my life upside down.”
“They’re using librarians again for their politics”