Pop star P!nk is taking a stand against book bans and censorship in Florida by partnering with PEN America to give away thousands of banned books to her fans attending her concerts in the state.

This initiative is in response to recent laws enacted in Florida that impose strict guidelines on the content that can be taught in schools and workplaces, including laws targeting systemic racism and discrimination education, as well as the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill that limits LGBTQIA+ discussions.

Florida currently ranks first in the United States in terms of the most banned books in public schools, accounting for over 40 percent of all banned books nationwide, according to PEN America.

P!nk expressed her commitment to the cause, stating, “Books have held a special joy for me from the time I was a child, and that’s why I am unwilling to stand by and watch while books are banned by schools.”


She also criticized authorities for targeting books about race, racism, LGBTQ authors, and authors of color, emphasizing the need to continue progress towards equality in the country.

During her upcoming shows in Miami and Sunrise, Florida, the first 1,000 fans at each concert will have the opportunity to pick up commonly banned books that address themes of racial and sexual identity. The selected books include “The Family Book” by Todd Parr, “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman, “Beloved” by Toni Morrison, and a book from Girls Who Code, founded by Reshma Saujani.

P!nk’s partnership with PEN America aims to raise awareness about the issue of book banning and censorship and to ensure that children have access to literature that reflects their lives and educates them about the world and its history. The pop star’s efforts align with the broader conversation about the importance of protecting freedom of expression and access to diverse perspectives in education and society.


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