Nixa school board bans books during controversial meetings

About 150 people attended a Nixa school board meeting where the board voted to ban two books,

After two hours of public comment, Nixa’s school board voted Thursday night to ban two books from their high school shelves and restrict another.

At their regular meeting, the board was given the task of deciding the fate of three out of sixteen books that had been challenged by parents. Of these, queer memoirs “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and “All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto” were banned.

A third book, “Homegoing” was restricted – meaning it will be given to a student with parental permission, but will not be placed on high school shelves.

“Fun Home” is the award-winning graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel – which tells the story of her childhood as a lesbian and the strained relationship with her gay and close father.

Parent Carissa Corson requested that the book be removed because of its graphic sexual content.

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