Ban on sexually explicit materials in Arizona schools set to take effect

Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” and Laura Esquivel’s “Like Water for Chocolate” are among the books that could be prohibited under Arizona’s ban on sexually explicit materials in schools. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2022, inside Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. (Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” and Laura Esquivel’s “Like Water for Chocolate” are among the books that could be prohibited under Arizona’s ban on sexually explicit materials in schools. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2022, inside Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. (Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

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