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Amanda Jones

Biography

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Books by Amanda Jones

by Amanda Jones - Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Issues

One of the things small town librarian Amanda Jones values most about books is how they can affirm a young person's sense of self. So in 2022, when she caught wind of a local public hearing that would discuss “book content,” she knew what was at stake. Schools and libraries nationwide have been bombarded by demands for books with LGTBQ+ references, discussions of racism and more to be purged from the shelves. Amanda spoke out that night at the meeting. Her decision to support a collection of books with diverse perspectives made her a target for extremists using book banning campaigns in a crusade to make America more white, straight and "Christian." But Amanda Jones wouldn't give up without a fight.