Vamos a Cuba

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Vamos a Cuba
Vamos a Cuba.jpg
Author Alta Schreier
Language Spanish
Subject Geography
Published 2001 (Heinemann)
Pages 32
ISBN 1-57572-384-0
OCLC 43757474

Vamos a Cuba (English: "A Visit to Cuba") is a controversial children's book about Cuba.

Critics say that the book doesn't accurately represent life in the communist state. When Miami-Dade County Public Schools attempted to remove this book from the public school's library system the ACLU filed a lawsuit saying that it was a violation of the First Amendment.

A federal appeals court ruled that the Miami-Dade School Board did not violate the Constitution in 2006 when it removed a controversial children's book about Cuba from the public schools' library system.

In a 2-1 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the board did not breach the First Amendment, and ordered a Miami federal judge to lift a preliminary injunction that had allowed Vamos a Cuba to be checked out from school libraries.[1]

The US Supreme Court declined to hear the legal challenge, so the book removal stands.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staino, Rocco (February 10, 2009). "Court: OK to Remove Vamos a Cuba From School Library Shelves". School Library Journal. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Richey, Warren (November 16, 2009). "Supreme Court: Miami school can ban book on Cuba". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved November 16, 2009. 

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