New York Times Editorial published February 10, 2009
Banning Books in Miami
Schools are supposed to introduce children to a variety of ideas and viewpoints, but a few years ago, the Miami-Dade School Board decided to put one viewpoint off limits. It banned the children’s book “A Visit to Cuba” from its school libraries because it said the book offers too positive a portrait of life under the Castro regime. Adding insult to injury, a federal appeals court upheld the ban last week.
Miami-Dade School Board Bans Cuba Book (June 16, 2006)