P!NK will give away 2,000 copies of banned books at her upcoming concerts in Florida.
The pop singer has teamed up with PEN America to distribute copies of four books currently prohibited from schools and libraries in Florida: Todd Parr’s The Family Book, Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and Stacia Deutsch’s Girls Who Code.
“Books have held a special joy for me from the time I was a child, and that’s why I am unwilling to stand by and watch while books are banned by schools,” P!NK said in a statement. “It’s especially hateful to see authorities take aim at books about race and racism and against LGBTQ authors and those of color. We have made so many strides toward equality in this country and no one should want to see this progress reversed.”
According to PEN America, Florida has pulled more than 1,400 books from public schools and libraries since 2022. Many of the books targeted delve into topics of racism, sexuality, gender, and history, fueled by initiatives such as Governor Ron Desantis’ “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
This week, P!NK will play shows at Kaseya Center in Miami; Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, and Amway Center in Orlando. Get tickets here.
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P!NK 2023 Tour Dates:
11/14 – Miami, FL @ Kaseya Center *
11/15 – Sunrise, FL @ Amerant Bank Arena *
11/18 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center *
11/19 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center *
11/26 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field *
* = w/ Grouplove + KidCutUp