The Keller Independent School District is under fire after pulling dozens of books from shelves for review, including the Bible.
Several books were pulled from shelves for review, per a directive from Jennifer Price, executive director of Keller ISD’s curriculum and instruction.
According to the Texas Tribune, Price wrote an email to principals, listing all of the books that were challenged in the district last year.
“By the end of today, I need all books pulled from the library and classrooms. Please collect these books and store them in a location. (book room, office, etc.),” Price wrote.
There were 41 books on the list, which included Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir, which describes the journey of Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns.
Amazon’s book description reads:
Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.