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A concerned parent from the Des Moines Public School District alerted The Iowa Standard to the fact at least one middle school is promoting sexually explicit, vulgar, inappropriate books.
There is a bulletin board in a seventh-grade hallway imploring kids to “read more banned books.”
Among the books being promoted to middle school students, “Gender Queer,” which Google flagged as containing sexually explicit images. “Lawn Boy” and “All Boys Aren’t Blue” are also included in the promotional bulletin board.
You can read more about these books in stories below:
WARNING! EXPLICIT CONTENT: At least three sexually explicit LGBTQ books in Waukee’s Northwest High School Library collection
A disturbing excerpt from a disturbing book found in high school libraries across Iowa
SHE DID IT: Gov. Reynolds reads passage from contested ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’ during KCCI interview