Current Book Challenges

  • Below is a list of books that have been challenged, along with their current challenge status: 

     Book challenge committee decisions to keep books in a library do not authorize future purchases of the book(s). 

Title Author Outcome Date Challenged Challenger Affiliation
Out of Darkness Ashley Hope Perez 11/19/2021 This decision came after much debate and discussion, and the decision was not unanimous. Because of the violence and difficult imagery in this book, the committee recommends that Out of Darkness be available in high school libraries only and should only be checked out to students with parental consent. The book will not be available on the open shelves with the other books in the library but will be visible within the catalog. 10/14/2021 Community Member
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
Afterward Jennifer Mathieu Pending
Panic Sharon Draper No longer in the district/campus circulation 11/4/2021 Parent
Moxie Jennifer Mathieu Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
All Boys Aren't Blue George Johnson The committee agrees that the author meets his goal and, in doing so, meets the specific needs of some of the students in the district. It was noted that students who are not represented in the book also have lessons to learn by better understanding of another’s life experiences. The committee unanimously agreed that the book should remain in high school libraries and in classroom libraries at the high school level. 11/4/2021 Parent
We Are The Ants Shaun David Hutchinson The committee unanimously agreed that this book does not need to be available in middle school libraries. This book will be removed from middle school classroom libraries. This book will remain on the high school library shelf. 11/4/2021 Parent
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) L.C. Rosen No longer in the district/campus circulation 11/4/2021 Parent
This one Summer Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki Scheduled for January 12, 2022 11/4/2021 Parent
Weird Girl and What's His Name Meagan Brothers Scheduled for January 18, 2022 11/4/2021 Parent
Infinity Reaper, Infinity Cycle Adam Silvera No longer in the district/campus circulation 11/4/2021 Parent
More Happy Than Not Adam Silvera Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
Flamer Mike Curato No longer in the district/campus circulation 11/4/2021 Parent
George Alex Gino Scheduled for January 5, 2022 11/4/2021 Parent
I Am Jazz Jazz Jennings Committee scheduled for January 10, 2022 11/4/2021 Parent
A Court of Mist and Fury Sarah Maas Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
Last Night at the Telegraph Club Malinda Lo Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
Walter Mosley, 47 Walter Mosley Committee scheduled for Thursday, December 2 11/4/2021 Parent
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Jesse Andrews This decision came after much debate and discussion, and the decision was not unanimous. The book will remain in high school libraries. 11/4/2021 Parent
The Breakaways Cathy G. Johnson Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
Go With The Flow Karen Scheemann Pending 11/4/2021 Parent
L8r, g8r Lauren Myracle No longer in the district/campus circulation 11/18/2021
Gender Queer Maia Kobabe No longer in district/campus circulation
The Storm in the Barn Matt Phelan Pending 11/15/2021 Parent
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Alison Bechdel This was never available for student access. 11/14/2021 Community Member
King and Dragonflies Kacen Callender Pending 11/17/2021 Parent
What Girls Are Made Of Elana K. Arnold Pending 11/17/2021 Community Member
Girls Like Us Gail Giles Pending 12/2/2021 Parent
The Bible (any variation- King James or otherwise) Men who lived a long time ago- no 1 exact author exist for these books Parent has withdrawn challenge at this time - 12/6/2021 11/16/2021 Parent