Librotraficante Caravan to “Smuggle” Borderlands and Other Banned Books Back into Arizona

March 20, 2012

This week in the Huffington Post Blog, Emily Lutenski writes about the importance of student access to Ethnic Studies materials, specifically how Gloria Anzaldúa’s legendary Borderlands/La Frontera, currently banned from classrooms in Arizona, remains vital for students of all ethnic backgrounds. Lutenski covers The Librotraficante Caravan, a group of educators and activists seeking to smuggle banned books back into Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico where Ethnic and Raza Studies are under attack. Borderlands  is just one of the many banned books Librotraficante is working to re-distribute via its “underground libraries” in community centers and converted taco trucks that distribute books on-the-go.

See the Librotraficante website for more information on their project, and stay tuned for upcoming news about the fourth edition of Borderlands as Aunt Lute works to keep our titles available and in print.

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