A Texas school district has pulled the Bible, a depiction of Anne Frank’s Diary and more than 40 other books from library shelves under a new policy that requires books that were challenged as inappropriate to be examined.
All total, 43 books were ordered removed by officials from Keller Independent School District on Tuesday, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Multiple books on the list reference transgenderism and LGBT issues. Among those are Gender Queer, I Am Jazz and All Boys Aren’t Blue.
“By the end of today, I need all books pulled from the library and classrooms,” Jennifer Price, the district’s curriculum director, told principals in an email, referencing books that were challenged by parents and community members. “More information will be sent regarding action for these books. … Once this has been completed, please email me a confirmation. We need to ensure this action is taken by the end of today.”
Classes started Wednesday.