Blue Valley BOE Blocks LGBT Book Ban

Johnson County debate over LGBT books hit a milestone tonight.

It turns out out that Golden Ghetto educators stood up for controversial literature . . . Here's the aftermath . . .

Now that the board has reached a decision, the two books cannot be challenged again for at least two years.

Thursday’s hearing is the first of its kind in over a decade in the district.

The American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship track about 300 to 400 book challenges in a typical year.

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Blue Valley Board of Education votes to keep books by LGBTQ authors on shelves

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - There was a battle over books in the Blue Valley School District after a district committee voted in January to keep two books by LGBTIA+ authors in district libraries. On Thursday evening, the Board of Education served as an appeals court.

2 books that sparked complaint to stay on library shelves in Blue Valley

Two books will stay on the shelves at Blue Valley district schools after some pushback from parents.One parent filed a complaint asking for the books titled "Fun House" and "Gender Queer" to be removed from libraries.School board members talked about it Thursday night.

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