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The Obscenity List

Chronicling the taxpayer-funded, overtly-sexualized and culturally-politicized books available and promoted to our children through the public school libraries

As of: 3/13/2022

  1. George by Alex Gino Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content

  2. Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

  3. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

  4. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

  5. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely profanity, drug use, and alcoholism, promotes anti-police views

  6. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Reasons: bias against male students, inclusion of graphic rape and profanity

  7. Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up by Heather Corinna; Luke Howard (As told to); Isabella Rotman

  8. Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin Reasons: promotes anti-police views

  9. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin Reasons: explicit LGBTQIA+ content

  10. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller Reasons: LGBTQIA+

  11. Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg, illustrated by Fiona Smyth Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content; for discussing gender identity and sex education; sexually explicit illustrations

  12. A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex and Disability by A. Andrews (Illustrator)

  13. Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content; promotion of gender dysphoria

  14. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content

  15. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content

  16. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson illustrated by Henry Cole Reason: LGBTQIA+ content

  17. Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content

  18. A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator); Tristan Jimerson

  19. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Reasons: promoting teen suicide

  20. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki Reasons: profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations

  21. Flamer by Mike Curato (Illustrator)

  22. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten Reason: LGBTQIA+ content

  23. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Reason: LGBTQIA+ content

  24. Looking for Alaska written by John Green Reasons: promotion of adolescent “sexual experimentation”

  25. Big Hard Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky Reason: sexually explicit

  26. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk Reasons: sexual explicitness

  27. Habibi, by Craig Thompson Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit

  28. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter Reasons: promotion of Islam

  29. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris Reasons: child pornography

  30. Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples Reasons: nudity, sexually explicit illlustrations

  31. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit

  32. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit,

  33. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa Reasons: nudity, sex education, sexually explicit

  34. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones Reasons: nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit

  35. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit

  36. Lush, by Natasha Friend Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit

  37. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content, sexually explicit

  38. Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

  39. Uncle Bobby's Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content, unsuited to age group

  40. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content, offensive language

  41. King & King, by Linda deHaan Reason: LGBTQIA+ content

  42. Bob The Ladybug, by Tom Starling

  43. Reason: Trans

  44. The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, by Leslea Newman

  45. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, by Daniel Errico

  46. Daddy’s Roommate, by Michael Willhoite

  47. The Different Drago, by Jennifer Bryan

  48. Hugs of Three: My Daddies and Me, by Dr. Stacey Bromberg

  49. The Pronoun Book by Gem Milton

  50. Kiss Number 8, by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw

  51. Lumberjanes Original Graphic Novel: The Infernal Compass

  52. Meal, by Blue Delliquanti

  53. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel, by Roy Terciero

  54. Stage Dreams, by Melanie Gillman

  55. Albert the Confused Manatee, by Christopher Straub

  56. 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert

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