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From the List of Most Challenged Titles

Jason Reynolds - Honorary Chairperson

Reasons for Challenges

Your Freedom to Read

The goal of our library is to provide quality literature for a range of maturity levels at the middle school. Your freedom to read is defended by our library and the Library Bill of Rights.  Only you and your family have the right to determine what is appropriate for you to read.  Every book selected for our library must meet the following criteria:

  • Contribute to a balance of perspectives and sources
  • Contain appropriate subject matter for the age, emotional development, ability level, learning styles, and social development of the students for whom they are selected
  • Support and and are consistent with school library media and information literacy standards (AASL & WLA)
  • Meet high standards of quality in factual content and presentation
  • Help students gain an awareness of our pluralistic society
  • Motivate students and staff to examine their own duties, responsibilities, rights, and privileges as participating citizens in our society, and to make informed judgments in their daily lives
  • Withstand scrutiny based on their strengths rather than rejected for their weakness
  • Clarify historical and contemporary forces by presenting and analyzing intergroup tension and conflict objectively, placing emphasis on recognizing and understanding social and economic problems

(NKSD Procedure No. 2021P)

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Kingston, WA 98346