Through 2022, parents across the country have fought to have books deemed “age inappropriate” and “pornographic” removed from schools.
Across 5,000 schools, more than 1,600 book titles were removed in the 2021-2022 school year, according to NBC News. The books most commonly removed from schools, including “Gender Queer: A Memoir” and “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” contain images of masturbation and explicit descriptions of sexual encounters.
...“Gender Queer” the most challenged book in schools, is about a character with “e/em/eir” pronouns navigating being queer. The book contains cartoon images of a boy masturbating and performing oral sex on another man.
“All Boys Aren’t Blue,” a memoir about the experience of a black queer boy growing up, does not contain graphic images but describes graphic sexual encounters.
“He reached his hand down and pulled out my dick,” “All Boys Aren’t Blue” states. “He quickly went to giving me head. I just sat back and enjoyed it as I could tell he was, too.”
...Other books removed from school districts for their sexually explicit content included “This Book Is Gay,” a book that has been described as a “how to” guide for the LGBTQ community. The book offers tips on anal sex, hand jobs and suggests dating apps to find LGBTQ partners.
“A GOOD HANDIE is all about the wrist action. Rub the head of his cock back and forth with your hand,” “This Book Is Gay” stated. “Try different speeds and pressures until he responds positively.”
The book “Flamer,” a story about a gay boy, has also been challenged in several school districts as it explicitly describes sexual interactions.
A former Michigan teacher was charged on Wednesday for allegedly blindfolding and sexually assaulting students during vision tests, according to county prosecutors.
James Adam Baird, a former vision mobility specialist, has been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Wayne County prosecutors. Baird is accused of sexually assaulting four girls between the ages of 10 and 15 while administering vision tests at three separate schools from 2018 to 2020. (RELATED: Ex-High School Teacher Faces 20 Child Pornography Charges)
The first incident occurred in January 2018, when Baird allegedly assaulted a then-10-year-old girl multiple times during a vision test, county prosecutors reported. Two months later, Baird allegedly blindfolded before sexually assaulting a then 13-year-old girl at a different school.