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Book Reconsideration Committee

Volusia County Schools is conducting a reconsideration or review of 19 of its library books whose content has been informally challenged due to sexual content. 

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Process

It is important to note that these books have not been banned.  A final decision has not been made. 

There will be book review committees that will conduct a formal review to recommend whether a book should be retained or removed from the district’s library collection. 

A meeting schedule will be posted below.  Meetings will be open to the public. 

Committee Meeting Documentation:

All documentation from committee meetings will be posted here.

The following books are under review:

All Boys Aren't Blue - George Johnson
Black Flamingo - Dean Atta
Burned - Ellen Hopkins
Crank - Ellen Hopkins
Darius the Great Deserves Better - Adib Khorra
Fade - Lisa McMann
Flamer - Mike Curalo
Glass - Ellen Hopkins
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Erika Sanchez
I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me - Mariko Tamaki
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Out of Darkness - Ashley Hope Perez
Sold - Patricia McCormick
The Infinite Moment of Us - Lauren Myracle
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chobsky
TTFN - Lauren Myracle
TTYL - Lauren Myracle
YOLO - Lauren Myracle

Library Book Review Committees 

Each committee will have the following members, as described in VCS Policy 320

  1. Chairperson of a School Advisory Committee or designee 
  2. Media Specialist 
  3. Principal 
  4. Curriculum Supervisor 
  5. Two instructional staff members 
  6. Three parents/citizens 

The review by the committee shall be limited to determination as to whether the material violates the requirements of section 1006.28(2)(1)2.a or b.,Fla. Stat.