April 19, 2024


Independent - Several big publishing houses have joined Penguin Random House along with renowned authors in a federal lawsuit suing Iowa over a state law that bans certain books in schools and restricts teachings on sexual orientation and gender identity. Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have joined Penguin Random House, who initially filed a lawsuit in November against Iowa, completing the line-up of the ‘Big Five’ US publishers on the complaint. The publisher Sourcebooks has also joined the suit with the other four, with the Iowa State Education Association, four authors, three educators, and one high school student also stated as plaintiffs.

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