By order of a Miami-Dade County school board the book “Vamos a Cuba” and its English-language version, “A Visit to Cuba” must be removed from all Miami-Dade County school libraries. Porque? According to one board member who supports the ban, Perla Tabares Hantman:
A book that misleads, confounds or confuses has no part in the education of our students, most especially elementary students, who are most impressionable and vulnerable.
What’s so confusing and misleading about the books? Well it shows Cuban children smiling wearing their school uniforms. Everyone knows Cuban children never smile! But other countries shouldn’t feel bad. The school board voted to get rid of books from the same series about Greece, Mexico and Vietnam (What no China? Oh that’s right the U.S. has billion dollar trade treaties with them). It’s one thing to get rid of books because they are outdated. It’s another thing to ban books because of their “political content”. I thought democracies didn’t ban books. Silly me.
Via / Yahoo News