August 11, 2021

Leander, Texas, School District Pulls Books from Reading List

After a months-long battle over “inappropriate” books on a student book club reading list, Leander Independent School District (LISD) in Texas has removed even more books from classrooms. In a February board meeting, the school board listened to LISD parents who complained about a wide range of titles on the list. The list, which contained 15 books from which students could choose, came under fire as some parents saw the options included to be inappropriate. Those titles were, of course, ones featuring queer relationships, stories of sexual assault and violence, mental health, and racial violence. At the initial meeting, one...

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