Florida school blocks younger students from reading Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb’ poem

USA Today, May 23, 2023, Kayla Jimenez

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman slammed officials at a school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on Tuesday for what she called a ban on elementary students reading “The Hill We Climb,” the poem she famously recited at President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential inauguration. The decision was made under Florida’s new Parents Rights in Education law, after one parent complained. The objecting parent incorrectly wrote in her complaint that Oprah Winfrey had authored the book and that the book “is not educational” and “have…hate messages.”