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 The book will remain in the current location. 11/4/2021 Parent
Afterward Jennifer Mathieu The book will remain in the current location. 11/4/2021
Panic Sharon Draper No longer in the district/campus circulation 11/4/2021 Parent
Moxie Jennifer Mathieu The decision was unanimous. The book will remain in the current loction. 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 The decision was not unanimous. The book will remain in the campus libraries. 11/4/2021 Parent
Weird Girl and What's His Name Meagan Brothers The committee unanimously recommended keeping this book in the district high school libraries. 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 There was agreement that this would be a book that would not be used in a classroom for instructional purposes but could be kept as an individual reading selection. The committee was unanimous in agreeing that it should be kept at the high school level. The majority of the committee agreed that the book should be available at the middle school level with parent permission. 11/4/2021 Parent
Flamer Mike Curato Deselected at one campus. 5/5: Committee challenge. Committee considered book and voted to keep in the library. 11/4/2021 Parent
George Alex Gino The committee unanimously agreed to leave the book in the classroom and campus libraries. 11/4/2021 Parent
I Am Jazz Jazz Jennings Committee decision was not unanimous but the majority voted to leave the book in the campus library. 11/4/2021 Parent
A Court of Mist and Fury Sarah Maas This title has been deselected according to our collection development processes and is no longer in any classroom or school libraries. 11/4/2021 Parent
Last Night at the Telegraph Club Malinda Lo Challenger did not attend the meeting. The committee unanimously agreed to keep the book in its current location. 11/4/2021 Parent
Walter Mosley, 47 Walter Mosley Leave in campus libraries. Remove from classroom libraries 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 The decision was unanimous. The book will remain in its current location. 11/4/2021 Parent
Go With The Flow Karen Scheemann The committee agreed to keep the book in its current location. 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 The book will remain in its current location. 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 Remain in current location 11/17/2021 Parent
What Girls Are Made Of Elana K. Arnold The book will remain in its current location. 11/17/2021 Community Member
Girls Like Us Gail Giles No longer in middle school classroom libraries 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
So You're Being Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson Internally reconsidered according to the selection process. This book has been weeded from the collection and is no longer available for checkout. 12/29/2021 Community Member
Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Decision was not unanimous. The book was initially to stay in the current location. Challenger has appealed the initial decision, and the book is being reconsidered. 1/3/2022 Parent
Keeping You a Secret Julie Anne Peters This title has been deselected according to our collection development processes and is no longer in any classroom or school libraries. 1/13/2022 Parent
If You Could Be Mine Sara Farizan This title has been deselected according to our collection development processes and is no longer in any school or classroom libraries. 1/14/2022 Parent
Tricks Ellen Hopkins The book will remain in its current location. 1/18/2022 Parent
Anne Frank's Diary (The Graphic Adaption) Ari Folman / David Polonsky The book will remain in its current location. 2/9/2022 Parent
The Bible (All Versions) The book will remain in its current location. 2/11/2022 Parent
Empire of the Storms Sara J. Maas Pending 4/4/2022 Parent
A Court of Thorns and Roses Sara J. Maas Pending 4/4/2022 Parent
Red Hood Elana Arnold Pending 4/26/2022 Parent
Feral Sins Internally reconsidered according to the selection process. This book has been weeded from the collection and is no longer available for checkout. 4/27/2022 Parent
Lucky Internally reconsidered according to the selection process. This book has been weeded from the collection and is no longer available for checkout. 4/27/2022 Parent
A Court of Frost and Starlight Sarah J. Maas Internally reconsidered according to the selection process. This book has been weeded from the collection and is no longer available for checkout. 4/27/2022 Parent
A Court of Wings and Ruin Sarah J. Maas Internally reconsidered according to the selection process. This book has been weeded from the collection and is no longer available for checkout. 4/24/2022 Parent