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This page exists to make it easier for parents to locate books in their school libraries and the material that makes them objectionable.

Many of the books are rated using www.ratedbooks.org . 

Below is a basic overview of the rating system:

2/5: Teen Guidance- Moderate violence/hate/profanity, non sexual nudity, inexplicit sexual activities, drug or alcohol use, gender ideologies

3/5: Minor Restricted- Explicit violence, extreme hate, frequent profanity, sexual activities, drug or alcohol abuse

4/5: No Minors, Adult Content-Explicit sexual nudity, detailed and graphic depictions of sexual activities

5/5: Aberrent Content, adults only- Explicit descriptions of aberrent activities such as rape or bestiality

 Some books do not have information readily available online, but the author, topic, or title make the book suspicious, so it is included here until we have time to read and review it.

Are we book banners? Many social media accounts, organizations, and individuals would label us that way. Books contain ideas, and a society that bans ideas is well on its way to the totalitarianism that Moms for Liberty is trying to avoid. However, we believe that selecting appropriate content based on age and situation is not the same as book banning. It is our responsibility as teachers, librarians, parents, and administrators.

In addition, we believe that the lines between parenting and teaching have become blurred, to the detriment of our children and families. There are controversial issues, such as racism, transgender ideology, and homosexual marriage that are best dealt with in the home. Each parent knows their family's value system and what their individual child can handle. 

Scroll down and find your child's school to see what books have been allowed into the library. Follow the links for a summary and excerpts of the book, so you can make up your own mind. If a school is not listed, it is not using the destiny catalogue. If you have questions, you notice an error on this page, or you know of additional concerning books, fee free to email [email protected] 

Hill City Schools:

Beloved by Toni Morrison- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/86aur34v

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/5c7wea7z

Burned by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2sh7p63n

The Irish Trilogy by Nora Roberts (Spanish)- review pending, Nora Roberts is an adult romance author

Native Son by Richard Wright- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3ymf38um

The Gift by Danielle Steel- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/y5fht3rz

Message from Nam by Danielle Steel- review pending, Danielle Steel is an adult romance author

Sisters by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Zoya by Danielle Steel

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/mrxjxj6d

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/5n6r4syy

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/ykvdzfhs

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/mrycfpsx

Looking for Alaska by John Green- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/59hx6k8k

Everything You Need to Know About Teen Pregnancy by Tracy Hughes

Sexual Abuse-Let's Talk About it by Margaret O Hyde-this book is meant for adults who have been abused as a child,or who are abusing their child. According to Amazon quotes and reviews, it blames the traditional family for abuse, claims the abuser is acually a victim, and states that almost every girl is sexually abused.

 

Douglas High School:

We Are Not From Here by Torres Sanchez-age 15+ on Common Sense Media. Deals with the sexual assault of a minor, teen pregnancy, illegal immigration, and violence. 

Internment by Samira Ahmed- prevasive violence and profanity. 

How to be an Antiracist by Ibrim X Kendi- a core text in Critical Race Theory, written by a major developer of the theory, which is not to be taught in SD public schools per executive order.

How to Raise an Antiracist by Ibrim X Kendi- a spin off of "How to be an Antiracist" which encourages parents to raise their children in Critical Race Theory.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibrim X Kendi-an adaptation of "Stamped from the Beginning."

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibrim X Kendi-another core text in Critical Race Theory.

Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson

Drama by Raina Telgemeier-rated 2/5, strong gender and homosexuality ideologies https://tinyurl.com/2xf98t7c

Flamer by Mike Curato- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/mr2792zv

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/28ajdtu6

The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy by B. T. Gottfried- rated 4/5https://tinyurl.com/3pxcfutr 

 

The next several books include information encouraging and affirming the false idea that children can change their gender:

Transgender Rights and Protections by Rebecca Klein

Transgender Models and Pioneers by Barbra Penne

Health Issues When You're Transgender by Susan Meyer

Being Transgender by Robert Rodi

Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Robert Rodi

Coming Out and Seeking Support by Robert Rodi

Engaging with Politics by Robert Rodi

Living With Religion and Faith by Robert Rodi

Coming Out as Transgender by Corona Brezina

Indentifying as Transgender by Sara Woods

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

GLBT Teens and Society by Jeanne Nagle

Caitlyn Jenner by Carla Mooney

Freakboy by Kristin Clark

Laverne Cox by Erin Staley

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard by Alex Bertie

What We Left Behind by Robin Talley

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Chaz Bono by Marty Gitlin

Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports by Cyd Zeigler

Lara Wachowski by Jeff Mapua

A&E 4ever: A Graphic Novel by Ilike Mercy

Beast by Brie Spangler

Birthday by Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Both Sides Now by Peyton Thomas

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith

Youth With Gender Issues: Seeking an Identity by Kenneth McIntosh

Darling Deep by Tillett Wright

Gay Believers by Emily Sonna

Hell Followed With Us by Andrew White

The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate by Jeannie Gainsburg

Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman

Blood Sport by Tash McAdam

It's Your World-If You Don't Like it Change It by Mikki Halpin

 The Stonewall Riots: The Fight for LGBT Rights by Tristan Poehlmann

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

HeartStopper Volumes 1-4 by Alice Oseman- rated 2/5 https://tinyurl.com/5bt2yf4z

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen- rated 5/5 https://tinyurl.com/mpcm24mx

Some Girls Bind by Rory James- advocates the physically harmful practice of breast binding

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Meet Cute by Jennifer Armentrout and others- rated 2/5 and includes gender ideology https://tinyurl.com/mpcm24mx

 White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout- review pending

The Burning Shadow by Jennifer Armentrout- review pending

The Darkest Star by Jennifer Armentrout- review pending

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout- review pending

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/y6cnapvk

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/bdfvcnt3

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas- review pending

What Girls are Made Of by Elana K Arnold- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/bdtybrkw

Damsel by Elana K Arnold - rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/yckvb4b5

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3z38yy3b

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3b8cmmzs

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3ex2yrae

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/5bfvwxdu

Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/323sk552

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/ycchhpz5

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood-the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, this book contains the same type of violence, rape, and sexually explicit material.

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2p9zsbbs

The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/mr2vbrn8

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/tkxdr969

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/sadvf8hb

Burned by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5  https://tinyurl.com/2sh7p63n

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/a5zvarhz

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/4f8npk95

Traffick by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/46fjd9hk

Glass by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/yt9u9vwp

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3x8jt28m

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins- rated 5/5 https://tinyurl.com/mtxwemxu

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins- rated 5/5 https://tinyurl.com/27cddrpw

Crank by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/5fdeyacc

Sold by Patricia McCormick- rated 5/5 https://tinyurl.com/2bcrmsms

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/ybdw5y7y

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/7pcuewak

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/bdbmj3k6

A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/2p827jt9

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/yckw5ddv

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/28mnu4s7

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/r739d2m8

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/yrxdbjr2

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reid- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/99fr779n

Alledgedly by Tiffany Jackson- rated 3/5   https://tinyurl.com/2bb9b3ey

Grown by Tiffany Jackson- rated 3/5  https://tinyurl.com/yckw97nh

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany Jackson- review pending

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson- review pending

Shine by Lauren Myracle- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/4j7syfhw

Such a Pretty Face by Lauren Myracle- review pending

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/y26xcpyy

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/369bpu3r

Munmun by Jesse Andrews- review pending

Chosen by P.C. and Kristin Cast- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/ycku69dz

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nasemian- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/4tsw93jz

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- rated 3/5  https://tinyurl.com/43v6ab9b

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi- review pending

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi- review pending

Skin by Donna Jo Napoli- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/38nm95yu

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/nsexcp6m

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2za6ju7s

Heroin by Mindy McGinnis- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/wxpfan33

Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/32zjxran

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preson Norton - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/y37xdzux

Blankets by Craig Thompson - rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/4z486wmj

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3frbfr2e

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2p87sr2a

Grit by Gillian French- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/23edf6e3

Bumped by Megan McCafferty - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/4bsnubdh

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/39ve7u83

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi - rated 3/ 5 https://tinyurl.com/3rmx2txc

Yolk by Mary Choi - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2ua8fdx5

I Never by Laura Hopper - rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/mrxpej5b

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/yckt5det

Beartown by Frederick Backman  https://docs.google.com/document/d/12r7PWDg9AsgFb5UZImZz6pEepJafW1MHyvwVpdGT16U/edit

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3u8yrbev

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3urs5ms8

I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2p87v7mb

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quiterom - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2kh9btyf

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta -rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/4sdsu575

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki- rated 2/5  https://tinyurl.com/25w96btc

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/5n6r4syy

Fade by Lisa McMann - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/2p9yzkkw

The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/s6m7xuyf

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo -rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/bdh4352c

Out of Darkness by Ashely Perez - not rated on website https://tinyurl.com/77e7ufew

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3u9hwp3d

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf - rated 2/5, contains sexuality and necrophilia  https://tinyurl.com/2vx66c66

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley - rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/2p8693e6

Looking for Alaska by John Green -rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/59hx6k8k

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/tk396s9d

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/56we6bwc

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/mtvd7mp7

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/bddv3jsu

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/38eyd6aa

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - review pending

Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook - rated 2/5 https://tinyurl.com/3zzj33d9

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith- review pending

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner- review pending

We Are the Ants by David Hutchinson - rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/f57hf698

You Do You: Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, and Sexuality by Sarah Mirk

Man O'War by Cory McCarthy- rated 4/5 https://tinyurl.com/4jrwtp3v

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph

100 Questions You'd Never Ask Your Parents by Elisabeth Henderson

Abortion by Hal Marcovits

 

 Douglas Middle School:

Stamped: Racism, Anticism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibrim X Kendi

Stamped for Kids by Sonja Cherry-Paul and Ibrim X Kendi

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

Being Transgender by Robert Rodi 

Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Robert Rodi

Transphobia: Deal With It and Be a Gender Transcender by Wallace Skelton

Being Transgender in America by Duchess Harris

LGBTQ Rights and the Law by Duchess Harris

LGBTQ Service in the Armed Forces by Duchess Harris

Discrimination in America by Duchess Harris

Growing Up LGBTQ

Identity: A Story of Transitioning by Cory Maison

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews

The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Suicide by Ron Salomon

Birdie and Me by J.M.M. Nuanez

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Caitlyn Jenner by Carla Mooney

Laverne Cox by Erin Staley

Chaz Bono by Marty Gitlin

Lana Wachowski by Jeff Mapua

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Friction by E.R. Frank

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3b8cmmzs

Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson

White Smoke by Tiffany Jackson

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Believe Me by Tahereh Mafi

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle

Five, Six, Seven, Nate by Tim Federle

Nate Expectations by Time Federle

Abortion by Jacqui Bailey

Megan's Law:Protection or Privacy by Margie Fodor

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

 

Wall Elementary:

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Dead End: A Book About Suicide by John Langone

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/3x8jt28m

Crank by Ellen Hopkins- rated 3/5 https://tinyurl.com/5fdeyacc

Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume

TTYL by Lauren Myracle

Daddy by Danielle Steel

Heartbeat by Danielle Steel

Jewels by Danielle Steel

Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

Go Ask Alice, Anonymous

Senior Year Boy Meets Girl by Franicine Pascal

Black Hills by Nora Roberts

High Noon by Nora Roberts

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts

Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts

Tribute by Nora Roberts

Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants by Lousie Rennison

Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Lousie Rennison

Knocked out in My Nunga-Nungas by Lousie Rennison

Abortion-Debating the Issue by Nancy Day

Everything You Need to Know About Date Rape by Frances Shuker-Haines

Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Abuse by Evan Stark

Everything You Need to Know About Placing Your Baby for Adoption by Aliza Sherman

Everything You Need to Know About Being HIV-Positive by Amy Shire

Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Harrassment by Elizabeth Brouchard

Everything You Need to Know About Teen Marriage by Eleanor Ayer

Everything You Need to Know About Teen Pregnancy by Tracy Hughes

Everything You Need to Know About Teen Suicide by Jay Schleifer

Everything You Need to Know About Teens Who Kill by Jeffery Margolis

 

Vanderberg Elementary:

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Speak Up by Rebecca Burgess

The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith

More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle McCann

 

Badger Creek Elementary:

We haven't found any books in this school to challenge! Yay!

 

Francis Case Elementary:

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessca Love

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Jusitn Richardson

My Two Dads by Julie Murray

My Two Moms by Julie Murray