"I can tell you from firsthand experience that living in a toxic environment, with little hope of getting out, is a family's worst nightmare," writes environmental activist Lois Gibbs.
An Arkansas state representative is seeking to expunge books he doesn't like from public school curricula.
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Hannah K. Gold writes on social justice and literature for publication, and composes bad poetry and erotica for herself. She is based in Brooklyn. Follow her @togglecoat.