There’s another book that has the ire of parents. The book is called “Beyond Magenta” by Susan Kuklin and contains sexually explicit content. A quick search of the online library catalog at Grinnell Middle School and Grinnell High School show it is available. The book is also at Denison High School, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD
Here is an excerpt:
“I was sexually mature. What I mean by sexually mature is that I knew about sex. From six up, I used to kiss other guys in my neighborhood, make out with them, and perform oral sex on them. I liked it. I used to love oral. And I touched their you-know-whats. We were really young, but that’s what we did.
“I was making out with girls too. I used to love making out with girls ’cause everybody thought I was cool. Everybody was encouraging me. ‘Look, Frank’s not gay — he’s making out with a girl!’ They wanted to know how the hell I learned to kiss like that. I didn’t know how I learned. It was pretty weird.”
If you missed it — that all started from the age of six.
And there’s this…
Here are some reviews of the book:
“Promotes sexualization of children!!!!! Promotes pedophilia!!!!! Promotes and sympathizes with illegal acts!!!! Sickening and should be taken down!!!!”
“This piece of filth is a groomer’s book. Beyond Magenta contains a passage about a child saying they were sexually mature at six and enjoyed giving oral sex to men. Later decided they were trans.”
“One bad story ruins the book. Loved the first story about Jessy. Second story about Christina was good. Story #3 “Mariah: the real deal” really threw me for a loop. Descriptions of an upbringing with little parental/guardian guidance and extremely early sexual encounters left me disgusted that this book didn’t come with a warning. I’m a proponent of destigmatizing s*xual subjects amongst mature consenting adults. But the acts described amongst young children was revolting and I would like my money back. Recommend first two stories, but NOT Mariah’s story. Her story is JUST the ammunition anti-LGBTQ+ people look for to smear Pride as being detrimental to young people. Can’t believe the author included such a story in an otherwise great book. With that story in the mix, the book CANNOT be recommended.”