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‘I’m an English teacher before I’m a legislator’: Stonier introduces bill to protect against book bans

House Bill 2331 would prevent books about protected classes from being banned in schools

By , Columbian staff writer
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The American Library Association reported record levels of attempted book bans and challenges in 2022. Most of such attempted bans are happening in schools.

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, introduced a bill in Washington’s Legislature that she said would protect schools against the wave of attempted bans — a measure she said is partly based on her own experience as a teacher in Vancouver.

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