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Books submitted to Carroll County Public Schools “for reconsideration”


During the public comments before the Carroll County Board of Education on July 12th various members of the community discussed inappropriate books in the school system.

The Observer has published a couple of videos from the July 12th meeting:

You can see additional videos of public testimony from July 12th on this channel from Kit Hart (Chapter Chair of Moms for Liberty in Carroll County): https://www.youtube.com/@ajdelaneyhart/videos

The Carroll County Times recently published an article on the topic: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/education/cc-carroll-school-board-banned-books-20230713-v34vb4xejncibkzxyomhzvrfgu-story.html

One of the questions floating around is what books were submitted for reconsideration…here is that list:

  • “A Court of Mist and Fury,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “A Court of Silver Flames,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “A Court of Thorns and Roses,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “A Court of Wings and Ruin,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “Blankets,” by Craig Thompson
  • “Damsel,” by Elana K. Arnold
  • “Deal With It!,” by Esther Drill
  • “Doing It!”, by Hannah Witton
  • “Empire of Storms,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “Homegoing,” by Yaa Gyasi
  • “House of Earth and Blood,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “House of Sky and Breath,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “Identical,” by Ellen Hopkins
  • “It Ends With Us,” by Colleen Hoover
  • “Juliet Takes a Breath,” by Gabby Rivera
  • “Kingdom of Ash,” by Sarah J. Maas
  • “Last Night at the Telegraph Club,” by Malinda Lo
  • “Like a Love Story,” by Abdi Nazemian
  • “Man O’War,” by Cory McCarthy
  • “Milk and Honey,” by Rupi Kaur
  • “Nineteen Minutes,” by Jodi Picoult
  • “Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture,” by Roxane Gay
  • “November 9,” by Colleen Hoover
  • “People Kill People,” by Ellen Hopkins
  • “Perfect,” by Ellen Hopkins
  • “Red Hood,” by Elana K. Arnold
  • “Sex is a Funny Word,” by Cory Silverberg
  • “Shine,” by Lauren Myracle
  • “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Kurt Vonnegut
  • “The Bluest Eye,” by Toni Morrison
  • “The Carnival at Bray,” by Jessie Ann Foley
  • “The DUFF,” by Kody Keplinger
  • “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini
  • “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky
  • “The Sun and Her Flowers,” by Rupi Kaur
  • “Tilt,” by Ellen Hopkins
  • “Water for Elephants,” by Sara Gruen
  • “What Girls Are Made Of,” by Elana K. Arnold
  • “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” by Gregory Maguire

Update 9/13/2023: See the full list of books under review here https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/files/booklist-6500abf8327c8.pdf

Have thoughts on this list…let me know in the comments.

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