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You might be shocked at the sensitive, controversial and inappropriate material that can be found in books in K-12 schools. Both in the classroom and library. Parents should be aware of what their children can or must read in school to decide whether it is appropriate for them or not.

Bad is not for us to determine. Bad is what you determine is bad. Bad is what you think is bad for your child. What each parent considers bad varies and depends on their unique situation, family and values. The main purpose of this webpage is to identify some books that might be considered bad and why someone might consider them bad. Another purpose of this webpage is to provide information related to bad books in schools.

In considering what is a good/bad book consider the following:

Age appropriateness

Good taste

What are educational goals/objectives and does book achieve them?

Is book relevant to curriculum, standards of learning, program of instruction?

Is this particular book necessary? Are other books without bad content equal or better in doing the job? Which ones were considered?


Since some of the material in these K-12 school books is extremely controversial and many people would consider it objectionable or inappropriate for children, we have set up an adult content website for the book material. You will have to verify that you are 18 years of age to enter.

Please click here to access this site.

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