VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
Public school libraries, partially due to their smaller size, cannot carry every book ever written. The idea is that the book titles in school libraries are carefully curated to include educational material of differing viewpoints to inspire both a love of learning and reading.
Most parents agree that school library material should be age-appropriate also. Hence why we don't have a section containing Playboy or Hustler magazines, and why the internet is restricted at schools to allow only age-appropriate content.
Here's what we are NOT doing:
Here's what we ARE doing:
The titles below have varying degrees of obscene material including but not limited to:
The following titles have been found in one or both Kenmore District high schools, using the online library search tool, Go Follet. This information is accurate as of March 2023.
Clicking the title links will bring you to a page of BookLooks.org that shows the explicit content we are concerned about.
|Red, White & Royal Blue||Casey McQuiston||2019||4||East & West|
|Fun Home||Allison Bechdel||2007||4||
|This Book is Gay||Juno Dawson||2015||4||East|
|Let's Talk About It||Moen & Nolan||2021||4||West|
|Me & Earl & The Dying Girl||Jesse Andrews||2012||3||East & West|
|Red Hood||Elana Arnold||2020||4||East & West|
|Burned, Crank, Smoke, Identical, Perfect, Tilt||Ellen Hopkins||2004-2018||3-4||Various|
|Tricks||Ellen Hopkins||2012||5||East & West|
|Milk & Honey||Rupi Kaur||2015||4||East & West|
|Push / Precious||Sapphire||1996||5||West|
|The Bluest Eye||Toni Morrison||1970||4||East & West|
|Oryx & Crake||Margaret Atwood||2003||4||West|