A Florida school board member filed a criminal complaint over a Black queer memoir

She wants someone to be criminally prosecuted for allowing a young-adult memoir for Black queer boys on school library shelves.
By: | November 18, 2021

A school board member in Florida wants someone to be criminally prosecuted for allowing a young-adult memoir for Black queer boys on school library shelves.

Jill Woolbright, a member of the Flagler County School Board, filed a report with the county’s sheriff’s office last week claiming that having the book “All Boys Aren’t Blue” by author George M. Johnson in the district’s libraries is a crime, according to a copy of the sheriff’s office report obtained by CNN.

Woolbright believes whoever is responsible for allowing the books into the Flagler County Schools district “should be held accountable,” the sheriff’s office report said.

The board member’s complaint has led officials to temporarily remove the title and prompted dozens of students to protest in favor of the book on Tuesday.