A Florida school board member filed a police report over a Black and LGBTQ memoir, igniting a debate over banning books

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — A memoir that explores race and sexuality has ignited a contentious debate over book banning with a Flagler County School Board member filing a criminal complaint that accused the district of breaking obscenity laws. “All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto” is generating national controversy because of its sexual content. The memoir features author George M. Johnson’s reflections on growing up Black and queer. School Board member Jill Woolbright filed a criminal complaint, telling a deputy that she thought it was “a crime to have the book in the [district’s] media centers” an…

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