The Guilford County Board of Education voted 5 to 1 on Thursday to retain the book Life is Funny by E.R. Frank in the Northern Guilford High School library.
The Guilford County Board of Education will meet next Tuesday to consider a challenge to the book “Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward.
Anyone 13 and older can access some of the commonly banned books through the library's app. The Brooklyn Public Library has also launched a similar initiative.
A conservative campaign to ban certain books from schools is prompting other parents to push back. The issue is often framed as the latest "culture war" battle, but some see democracy itself at stake.
Multiple booksellers are donating copies of the Holocaust graphic novel to students in Tennessee and beyond. Online sales are skyrocketing, too.
In the latest instance, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster calls on the state's department of education to look into banning a book about queer identity, saying the content is sexually explicit.
State officials view the book as being potentially "detrimental to the safe, secure and orderly operation" of prison facilities. The book looks at how the criminal justice system affects black men.