Nexa School Board Bans Books Amid Controversial Meeting

About 150 people were attending the Nexa school board meeting where the board voted to ban two books,

After two hours of public comment, the Nexa School Board voted Thursday night to ban two books from their high school shelves and restrict another.

At their regular meeting, the council was charged with deciding the fate of three of the sixteen books challenged by the Fathers. Among these, the bizarre memoirs “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and “All Boys Arn’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto” were banned.

The third book, “Homegoing” is restricted – which means it will be made available to the student with parental permission but will not be placed on high school shelves.

“Fun Home” is Alison Bechdel’s award-winning illustrated memoir – telling the story of her childhood as a lesbian and the strained relationship with her homosexual and closed father.

Parent Carissa Corson has requested that the book be removed due to its graphic sexual content.