The basis for Marshall’s objections to Roberts’s books, according to parental objection forms obtained and provided to us by the Florida Freedom to Read Project, is this: “These books are adult romance novels. They have absolutely no reason to be in school libraries.”

One can debate whether “adult romance novels” belong in high school libraries, but this process is absurd. That sole objection, with no elaboration, was lodged against a bunch of books written by a single author, leading to their removal.

The left incorrectly refers to actions like this as “book banning.” It’s no such thing, but it is disturbing. At some point, a balance must be struck between the need to protect children and their right to knowledge that empowers and informs them.

I don’t know the answer. I just know that this isn’t it.