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More Explicit Books Being Removed In Florida Public Schools

A group called Citizens Defending Freedom (CDF) has been targeting Florida school districts to get certain books removed from local public-school libraries. Their recent engagement has been with the Nassau County Public Schools system in Northeast Florida.

CDF says after several months, they finally were able to get more than 30 age-inappropriate books that have been removed from the shelves of the Nassau County School District.

The group says they identified 34 books that they said violated Florida Statute 847.012, which bans the knowing distribution of obscene materials to school children, and then challenged them using procedures set forth by the Florida Department of Education.

After sitting down with the school district and reviewing these books, CDF says the school board members agreed that the books violated the law and removed them from all school libraries in the district.

Here is a list of books that were removed, that violated state law.

Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picault, removed for depicting graphic sexual content.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andres, removed for depicting graphic sexual content.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, removed for depicting graphic sexual content.

The Truth About Alice” by Jennifer Mathieu, removed for depicting graphic sexual content.

“Our team here on the ground worked hard to identify these books containing material that, according to Florida statute, is not suitable for minors. School districts that are breaking the law should be held accountable. In this case, we are very pleased with the cooperation and professionalism of the Nassau County School Board, who respectfully worked with us every step of the way to help protect our county’s children,” said Jack Knocke, County Executive Director for Nassau County CDF.


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