“Obscene” books in Tennessee school libraries will be pulled from shelves, if bill becomes law

TENNESSEE — Some books could be banned from school libraries in Tennessee if a bill now being considered by legislators becomes law.

The bill is aimed at what it deems obscene or pornographic materials.

It would prohibit public schools from “making obscene materials or materials harmful to minors available to students in the school libraries.”

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This comes days after a school board in east Tennessee voted to remove “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust.

The bill is sponsored by Republicans Rep. Scott Cepicky and Sen. Joey Hensley.