Cody school board votes to remove book from school library

Wyoming News February 23, 2018



Cody school board votes to remove book from school library

Cody, WY.   –   The school board at Cody High School voted 5 to 1, Tuesday night, to remove a book from the library shelves, that one board member deemed trashy.

The one holdout on the vote was Trustee Keegan who objected to banning the book, which he considered a slippery slope.

Trustee Scott Weber, who was said to have read the book, by author Tanya Lee Stone, entitled “A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl” and decided that it was too “trashy” for the school’s library.

On first glance, it would appear that the book in question, “A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl”, is perhaps a bit suggestive based on its description at some online book outlets. But many customer reviews state that the book could hold value, as a teaching tool, to educate young girls about the dangers and manipulations they may encounter in a high-school setting, or in young adult life.

The school board also moved to suggest the creation a software program for it’s library, which would notify parents on which books their students were checking out of the library.

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