“‘Conversations With Cait’ ep. 2: Texas book bans” is set to air on 91.3 WBNY-FM tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. This episode’s discussion will be about Gov. Greg Abbott and Matt Krause’s call to hunt down books that center on people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and sexual health, which Abbott described as “pornographic or obscene material.” Guest speakers include Emma Kaplan, a leading representative of New York City Revolution Club , and Jacob Quinn, a Snowbelt region representative of Turning Point USA . "Conversations With Cait" is a new podcast centered on the arts, culture and race and gender politics. Check out the article and full interview here! To stay up to date on articles and future episodes, follow @cait_malilay_writes on Instagram.
photo credit: Yu and Me Books / Instagram The owner of Yu and Me Books, the first New York City-based bookstore owned by a female Asian-American , said that the censorship of books in Texas school libraries by Republican lawmakers is “ridiculous and terrible.” Lucy Yu, who just opened up her bookstore a month ago, sells many books that highlight stories of immigration. “This has always been a dream of mine, and I wanted to see stories on the wall reflect immigrant experiences similar to mine,” she said in an email. “A large reason why I wanted to create my space is to make sure these voices are heard.” Yu is just one of many who are concerned how this censorship will impact the younger generation. A group of librarians who call themselves the #FReadom fighters launched the grassroots initative, #FReadom , to raise awareness of the state's actions and bring school librarians together. “Not having easy access to marginalized voices can really skew a younger person's perspective