Monday, November 15, 2010

Arizona School Librarian 'Deals With It,' Yanks Book from Shelf

Some Arizona high schools have removed a sexually explicit book from library bookshelves. The move comes after parents complained the book was filled with pornography.

Even though it is billed as a "hip, no-nonsense resource book for girls," Deal With It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain and Life as a Gurl (Pocket, 1999) is no longer in Gilbert high school libraries. The book, also billed as a "sumptuously colorful and solid puberty guide for girls," reportedly legitimizes lesbianism and bisexuality. In a chapter titled "Sexual Preference," for example, topics include "Sexual preference is a continuum," "Why do girls like girls?," and "Homophobia."

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