- Texas schools and libraries are banning Rupi Kaul’s “Milk and Honey” due to certain poems depicting “sexual assault and violence.”
- Kaur denounced the decision as restricting a “safe haven” for young readers who relate to the experiences illustrated in the book.
- In October 2021, a Republican Texas lawmaker requested that books discussing race or sexuality in school libraries and classrooms be identified to prevent students from potential “discomfort.”
- Kaur is currently working with librarians and teachers to bring her book back into classrooms and school libraries.
- “Milk and Honey” was published in 2014 and has sold over 3 million copies.
Canadian Indian poet Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” has been banned from certain Texas school libraries for content that explores experiences of “sexual assault and violence.”
A collection of poems and short stories, the book was published in 2014 and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Vietnamese American writer Ocean Vuong has shared a first look at his next poetry collection, “Time is a Mother.”
What it’s about: Vuong’s book, published by Penguin Press, is scheduled for an April 5, 2022 release. The U.K. edition, published by British publisher Jonathan Cape, is set for release two days afterward, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA student-athlete who recently won the 2019 Collegiate Challenge, shared a poem she wrote about her experience with body-shaming.
In an interview with “Good Morning America” on Thursday, the 21-year-old gymnast shed light on her experience with body-shaming which she first encountered at age 14.