The liberal Aurora Sentinel reports this morning that at least two Cherry Creek high schools have temporarily removed a book from their libraries following a complaint from a local parent.
The parent, identified as Sarah King, said that in the book, “you will find things that are reserved for the darkest corners of the internet and would be shocking to the decent adults of this community, much less children.”
The liberal Aurora Sentinel has more details:
Published last year, “Let’s Talk About It” is an illustrated sex education guide aimed at a young adult audience and includes information about LGBTQ identity. According to the publisher, the book covers “relationships, friendships, gender, sexuality, anatomy, body image, safe sex, sexting, jealousy, rejection, sex education” and other topics.
During public comment at the Cherry Creek board of education’s Sept. 12 meeting, a speaker named Sarah King, who identified herself as the parent of four students in the district, said the book has been temporarily removed from a school library at her request, stating that she believed it was obscene and not appropriate for children.
“I want to express my utter shock and despair that this book was in a school library in the first place,” King said.
In the book, she said “you will find things that are reserved for the darkest corners of the internet and would be shocking to the decent adults of this community, much less children.”