Singer Pink Pledges to Give Out Banned Books at Florida Concerts

Singer Pink Pledges to Give Out Banned Books at Florida Concerts

Fans of horror and fantasy books know firsthand what it's like to see a book title you love to the latest lists of books banned by local school districts, libraries, and/or goverments. 

In an act of protest against Florida lawmakers’ attempts to stifle free speech and LGBTQ+ stories, Pink has teamed up with non-profit organization PEN America to give away thousands of books that have been banned by the southern state.

According to PEN America, Florida now boasts the most banned books in public school classrooms and libraries in all of the US. Overall, it accounts for over 40 per cent of all banned books nationwide.

To counter this, Pink has decided to give these banned titles out to the first 1,000 fans who show up at her Miami and Sunrise gigs this week. “Books have held a special joy for me from the time I was a child, and that’s why I am unwilling to stand by and watch while books are banned by schools,” she explained.

Among the books that Pink has decided to hand out are titles like The Family Book by Todd Parr, The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, and a book from the Girls Who Code series, founded by Reshma Saujani.

Pink isn’t the first celebrity to come for Florida’s book bans, either. Back in September some of the biggest stars in the business from Ariana Grande and Gabrielle Union to Mark Ruffalo and Andy Cohen signed an open letter to denounce book bans nationwide.

Source: Pink's Instagram. 

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