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CCPL relocates two books challenged for reconsideration

While the filings for reconsideration have ceased this month, there are still dozens of publications the Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) staff must sift through in completing the processes.

CCPL has so far relocated two books in step 4 of the process. Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe and A Quick Easy Guide to Sex & Disability by A. Andrews have both been moved from the Young Adult section to the Adult Graphic Novel collection.

There are still many books in the process, most of which are in the step four process. So far, 29 titles have completed step four, while three have moved on to the last stage which is appealed to the library board for a final decision. Five appeals have been heard and all those titles were retained in their original collection.

In all, 57 reconsideration forms have been received and response letters have been sent to all. Of those, 29 separate titles were challenged from 17 different complainants.

Copies of titles that have received requests for reconsideration are being purchased by Campbell County Friends of the Library and are available for public review in the CCPL administration office.

Titles appealed to the library board:

Young Adult

  • The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
  • Music from Another World by Robin Talley
  • A Quick Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mandy G. and Jules Zuckerberg

Step 4

Adult section

  • Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison (Retained in original collection placement)

Young Adult section

  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
  • Dating and Sex by Andrew P. Smiler
  • Doing It!: Let’s Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton
  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (Moved to Adult Graphic Novel collection)
  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  • Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights by Karen Blumenthal
  • My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights by Robin Stevenson
  • Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto and Rebecca Elfast
  • A Quick Easy Guide to Sex & Disability by A. Andrews (Book moved to Adult Graphic Novel collection)
  • Sex Plus: Learning, Loving, and Enjoying Your Body by Laci Green

Children’s section

  • Asking About Sex & Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids by Joanna Cole
  • Be Amazing: A History of Pride by Desmond Napoles
  • The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids: A Guide to Exploring Who You Are by Kelly Storck (parenting collection)
  • Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman (parenting collection)
  • How Do You Make a Baby? by Anna Fiske (parenting collection)
  • It’s Not the Stork: A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends by Robie H. Harris (parenting collection)
  • Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman
  • Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart, PhD
  • Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies by Cory Silverberg
  • You Be You!: The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family by Johnathan Branfman (parenting collection)

Titles appealed to library board – reconsideration process complete

Young Adult section

  • This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson (Step 5, book retained in original collection)
  • Trans Mission: My Quest for a Beard by Alex Bertie (Step 5, book retained in original collection)
  • The V-Word: True Stories About First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser (Step 5, book retained in original collection)

Children’s section

  • Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley (Step 5, book retained in original collection)
  • Meena by Sine van Mol (Step 5, book retained in original collection)