Parents Spooked by Anonymous Email From Wannabe Book Banners squib

Ramsey School District (NJ)

A New Jersey board of education meeting got heated on Tuesday after an anonymous group reached out to parents demanding “graphic, vulgar, and explicit” books be banned from school libraries.

On April 21, an email signed by the group Ramsey Parents Union was sent out, expressing outrage that books Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison and Genderqueer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe were available in the Ramsey High School library, reported. The group allegedly called for other parents to appear at the board meeting and share their own grievances about the literature.

But the move backfired, as the books had more support than the anonymous parents union group likely anticipated.

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