Oh boy. You know some local right-wingers are getting their jollies off this story.
Apparently, someone donated a bunch of books to a school in Sartell, MN, and some ‘helpful’ local mom started going through them. She found a juicy one: an adult MM romance novel that contained explicit sex scenes. If I’d been that parent, I’d have just told the teacher/librarian, and given the rather strong descriptions in the book, authorities would no doubt have immediately agreed and swept it out of the general circulation, quietly.
But no! That’s not what this parent did! Instead, she made a big show of it, appearing at a school board meeting, and reading out loud the racy parts. It wasn’t about simply removing a book with inappropriate content, but about grandstanding.
I didn’t find it that disturbing, but agree that it didn’t provide much in the way of educational content, and should be removed from the school’s collection.
Now, of course, all the kids know about the book, and this was even news on Pornhub as well as Newsweek. I think the novel Him, by Bowen and Kennedy, might get a little surge in sales from all the free advertising. Good work, Kids Over Politics 748! You discovered that porn exists! Now start going over all the sites accessible over the internet to see if there’s anything problematic there.