US: Virginia school board to consider banning ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book
A Virginia school board is considering banning Two Boys Kissing, a gay young adult novel by David Levithan, from high schools.
According to Faquier.com, Fauquier County Public Schools has received a request from a parent to ban the book, which is based on a true story of two 17-year-old boys who enter a ‘kissathon’ to try and break a Guinness World Record.
The school board’s associate superintendent will consider banning the book on April 23, in a public hearing.
The parent is appealing to the district, as Fauquier High School previously refused to take the book off its shelves.
The acclaimed young-adult book features several LGBT themes, including coming out, gender identity, gay hookup sites and teenage relationships.
Levithan’s previous book Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist was adapted as a film starring Michael Cera, and won a GLAAD award for its portrayal of gay characters.