Fun fact I went through all the books that Texas is trying to ban. Buckle up this is going to get messy! I got rather angry going through this list it is a joke. Conservative parents have flooded school board meetings in Texas and across the country in recent months to call for the removal of library books that deal with race, racism, sex, gender and sexuality. Some parents have even taken it a step further by filling out paperwork to formally challenge the appropriateness of library books and forcing school administrators to review them.
I’m going to try and be brief on removal of LGBTQIA+ books. LGBTQIA+ children are some of the most vulnerable children in the world with children as young as 9 have killed themselves due to homophobia (His name was Jamel Myles). 14,700 LGBTQIA+ youth between the ages 13 of 24 from across the United States, considered attempting suicide in the past year. A shocking statistic of 94% reported that recent politics negatively impacted their mental health. What do you think will happen to that already ludicrously high number when representation in literature is almost non-existent?
Most of the books on this list are essential as they provide not only an educational resource, but they provide a refuge for students who need comfort in seeing themselves represented. Representation matters!
What the Fuck finds on this stupid list
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Women's Rights by Justin Karr
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera