im painfully aware of the irony of being asked to take down a banned books display #librarybooktok
"It’s not about taking away a parent’s autonomy," she said in the video that racked over 1.3 million views. "Your kid definitely does not have to read those books. However, this is an opportunity to bring awareness and information and knowledge to kids when they might not otherwise have it."
Her boss told her to keep things "academic", to which she hit back and asked whether she should remove the other ten displays, as they include superhero books – which don't fall under that category.
The books-in-question included titles such as Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, Twilight, A Complicated Love Story Setin Space amongst others.
There are various reasons for banning or challenging them. For instance, she explained how Hunger Games was banned for its "violence and dark themes". Meanwhile, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me was challenged as it features a same sex couple.
Mia's clip created a fury in the comments, with one saying: "I wish I was a parent there so I could aggressively complain that there is no banned books display."
Another added: "How enraging that one parent thinks their opinion should change the library for the whole school."
A third simply said: "Thank you for standing up for what is right!"
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