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Poet Rupi Kaur describes Texas school library ban on ‘Milk and Honey’ as ‘dangerously terrifying’

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  • 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.