The Cumberland County school district cancelled a talk about bullying by author Meg Medina because of the title of her most recent book, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. The book’s title are the first words the main character hears her first day of school, kicking off bullying that will plague her throughout the year. 

NCAC wrote a letter to the district criticizing the decision to disinvite an author enlisted specifically because of her ability to engage students in a real, meaningful way on the subject of bullying. The talk was set to occur during Banned Books Week. 



Meg Medina talk cancelled in Cumberland VA by ncacensorship