Protesters in Cass County say the public library must remove a children’s book from its shelves

2021-09-22 22:02:46

Protesters in Cass County say the public library must get rid of a children’s book. The book covers puberty and sex education.For the second time, the monthly Cass County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting had protestors present. The protestors were holding signs and voicing their displeasure with the book, “It’s Perfectly Normal”, by Robie Harris, being on the library’s shelves. “Sexual education is not a child’s world,” protestor Connie Kidd said. Some protestors believe the book’s content goes into too much detail and isn’t appropriate for children. “It has detailed pictures and definitions and instructions on all types of different sexual behaviors,” protestor John Webb said. The book has been in the library since 1994.Some parents and faith leaders object to its style of sexual education, saying the illustrations are pornographic.Supporters of the library say it’s censorship to get rid of the book.One parent, Sarah Maclean, says people should have independence in how they educate their children. “Let me parent my kids, let you parent yours. We’re all good,” Maclean said. Other supporters said that the book might be a helpful tool for parents struggling to discuss a difficult topic with their children. One supporter noted that no one is being forced to check the book out of the library. The library asked a Cass County sheriff’s deputy to help ensure the meeting remained peaceful.The meeting’s public comment section was heated and faced several interruptions. The library has yet to make any formal change to its current decision to keep the book.

Protesters in Cass County say the public library must get rid of a children’s book. The book covers puberty and sex education.

For the second time, the monthly Cass County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting had protestors present. The protestors were holding signs and voicing their displeasure with the book, “It’s Perfectly Normal”, by Robie Harris, being on the library’s shelves.

“Sexual education is not a child’s world,” protestor Connie Kidd said.

Some protestors believe the book’s content goes into too much detail and isn’t appropriate for children.

“It has detailed pictures and definitions and instructions on all types of different sexual behaviors,” protestor John Webb said.

The book has been in the library since 1994.

Some parents and faith leaders object to its style of sexual education, saying the illustrations are pornographic.

Supporters of the library say it’s censorship to get rid of the book.

One parent, Sarah Maclean, says people should have independence in how they educate their children.

“Let me parent my kids, let you parent yours. We’re all good,” Maclean said.

Other supporters said that the book might be a helpful tool for parents struggling to discuss a difficult topic with their children. One supporter noted that no one is being forced to check the book out of the library.

The library asked a Cass County sheriff’s deputy to help ensure the meeting remained peaceful.

The meeting’s public comment section was heated and faced several interruptions.

The library has yet to make any formal change to its current decision to keep the book.

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