Vamos a Cuba update

The Dade County, FL, school board’s attempt to ban Vamos a Cuba, the children’s book that local Cuban expatriats complain paints too rosy a picture of life in the socialist country (blogged here on June 14th), is presently being held up as a result of the ACLU’s legal challenge. At the time of the ALA Conference the ACLU had just announced their lawsuit, and there was too little time for the Freedom to Read Foundation to consider joining the case, but in his report to Council on the FTRF’s activities, Board member John W. Berry stated that they definitely have it on their radar.

Meanwhile, REFORMA has just posted their statement in opposition to the book ban, in PDF and MS Word formats.

Also worth noting is the Cuban National Library’s petition campaign against the ban.