Texas school district pulls books by acclaimed Black author amid critical race theory claims

Author Jerry Craft said he remains committed to "helping kids become the kind of readers that I never was; letting kids see themselves on my pages."
By: | October 7, 2021

A school district near Houston canceled the appearance of an award-winning children’s illustrator and author, whose books tell stories about Black children struggling to fit into unfamiliar settings, amid claims of critical race theory.

The writer, Jerry Craft, had been set to appear virtually Monday before students and staff members at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School until the Katy Independent School District pulled the plug after some parents objected.

In response to a question about why his books were being “banned,” Craft tweeted last week, “Apparently I’m teaching critical race theory.”

Read more at NBC News.