LGBTQ+ book previously pulled from Kent middle school library will return to shelves

An LGBTQ book that was previously pulled from a Kent middle school library will go back on its shelves.

The school board voted 2-1 to overturn a decision to ban “Jack of Hearts (and other parts)” from the Cedar Heights Middle School Library. One board member abstained.

The district’s Instructional Materials Committee previously voted 12-3 to recommend removing the book from the middle school’s library.

The main character in the book is from the LGBTQ+ community.

Supporters of the book insist it can help teens and youth struggling with their sexuality. However, others feel the book is sexually explicit and should not be made available to students in middle school.


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