In Central Bucks School District Library Controversy, One Book is No Longer Being Challenged
Five new library books in the Central Bucks School District have been challenged over their content, but one complaint has already been withdrawn, writes Jo Ciavaglia for the Bucks County Courier Times.
The person who challenged The Living Bible wrote in a letter the complaint was filed months ago but they did not realize it was accepted.
The book was chosen since the original reasons for removing books from school libraries “were that those books included topics such as sexual content, violence, and incest, all of which you will find in the Bible in abundance.”
However, the submitter decided they did not want to place a “substantial burden” on librarians, teachers, and staff to prove a point.
“Every challenge is labor intensive,” the person wrote. “It is also extremely costly at about $1,000 per challenge.”
The other books that were challenged are A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, Fallout, and Push.
Read more about the challenges in the Bucks County Courier Times.
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