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St. Johns School votes 'no' on banning seven books on LGBTQ and racial issues

At a meeting Tuesday, the school board voted 'no' on banning seven books. It will review 56 in total.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla — A St. Johns County School Board Tuesday voted 'no' on banning seven books that touch on LGBT and racial issues.

There were three elementary school books and four secondary school books that the meeting focused on. 

The elementary school books were "My Rainbow" by Trinity and DeShanna Neal, "Peanut Goes for the Gold" by Jonathan Van Ness, and "Ho'onani Hula Warrior" by Heather Gale.

The books up for review in secondary schools included "White Privilege" by M. T. Blakemore, "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla Saad, "Boys Will be Boys" by Clementine Ford and "All Boys Aren't Blue" by George Matthew Johnson.

The school board will review 56 books total, starting with reviewing these seven books today. One person, Jean Moore, is listed as a complainant for 48 of the 56 books.

Two people are listed as complainants for the three elementary school books up that were up for review.

A school committee and a district committee already decided these seven books should stay in school libraries.

The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. and will be in the school board auditorium. You can also watch online here.

See the meeting agenda here.

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