Granbury ISD is “Reviewing” Books

Without further ado, here are the books under “review” in Granbury ISD

NOTE: I have updated the listing below to show which books show as “Available” in the school library database. As I update this on 2/18/2022, 90 books have been returned, 10 titles are in the database but unavailable.

  • 7 Days At The Hot Corner by Terry Trueman (Grade level 8–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • After by Amy Efaw (Grade level 7–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • After The Game by Abbi Glines (Grade level 9–12)
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • All The Things We Do In The Dark by Saundra Mitchell (Grade level 8–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Another Kind Of Cowboy by Susan Juby (Grade level 9+)
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (Grade level 9–12)
  • Ash by Malinda Lo (Grade level 8+)
  • Ask The Passengers by A.S. King (Grade level 10+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Being Jazz: My Life As A (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Bioethics: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Who Decides? by Linda Jacobs Altman (Grade level 7–9)
  • Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks (Grade level 7–9)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Class Act by Jerry Craft (Grade level 3+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Cradle and All by James Patterson (Grade level 10+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Darius The Great Deserves Better (Grade Level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Death Wind by William Bell (Grades 8–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Dishes by Rich Wallace (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Grade level 5–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Equal Rights by Maureen O’Connor (Grade level 4–6) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Fans Of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Grade level 9+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Firestarter by Tara Sim (Grade level 9–12)
  • Gabi: A Girl In Pieces by Isabel Quintero (Grade level 10–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (Grade level 9+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • George by Alex Gino (Grade level 3–7) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn (Grade level 9–12)
  • Girl, Nearly 16: Absolute Torture by Sue Limb (Grade level 5–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Gravity by Leanne Lieberman (Grade level 8–12)
  • Great by Sara Benincasa (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Grl2Grl: Short Fictions by Julie Anne Peters (Grade level 10–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Guardian by Alex London (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • H.I.V.E. Dreadnaught by Mark Walden (Grade level 3–7)
  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins (Grade level 7–9)
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Hooked by Catherine Greenman (Grade level 9+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • How To Love by Katie Cotugno (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (Grade level 9–12)
  • In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco (Grade level 1–3) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (Grade level 9+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Jack by A.M. Homes (Grade level 7–9)
  • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Like Water by Rebecca Podos (Grade level 9+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Luciana (Nine Months) by Maggie Wells (Grade level 9–12)
  • M or F? by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts (Grade level 9–12)
  • Making A Play by Abbi Glines (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Masked by Norah McClintock (Grade level 8–12)
  • Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (Grade level 9+)
  • Meet Cute: Stories by Jennifer L. Armentrout and other authors (Grade level 9+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Migration North by James De Medeiros (Grade level 5–6)
  • Miles Away From You by A.B. Rutledge (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • My Awesome Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman (Grade level 9–12)
  • My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer by Jennifer Gennari (Grade level 5–7) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger (Grade level 7+) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft (Grade level 3–7) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • No Girls Allowed by Susan Hughes (Grade level 4–7)
  • Notes From The Blender by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Of Fire And Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (Grade level 8–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies by Sonya Sones (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (Grade level 9–12)
  • Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes (Grade level 7–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Out Of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez (Grade level 9–12)
  • Playing A Part by Daria Wilke (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Proxy by Alex London (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Queer, There, And Everywhere by Sarah Prager (Grade level 8–9)
  • Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters (Grade level 9–12)
  • Roe v. Wade: A Woman’s Choice? by Susan Dudley Gold (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Safe Sex 101: An Overview For Teens by Margaret O. Hyde (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh (Grade level 1–4) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Sex: If You’re Scared Of The Truth, Don’t Read This! by Carl Sommer (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • She Loves You, She Loves You Not… by Julie Anne Peters (Grade level 10+)
  • Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Sonny’s House Of Spies by George Ella Lyon (Grade level 6–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Grade level 8–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee (Grade level 4–8) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Symptoms Of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin (Grade level 10–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall (Grade level K-3) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Best Man by Richard Peck (Grade level 4–7) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Boy I Love by Nina de Gramont (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Dateable Rules: A Guide To The Sexes by Justin Lookadoo and Hayley Morgan DiMarco (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Gravity Of Us by Phil Stamper (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Last Exit To Normal by Michael Harmon (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Last To Let Go by Amber Smith (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (Grade level 9–12)
  • The Past And Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Red Scrolls Of Magic by Cassandra Clare (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Sin Eater’s Confession by Ilsa J. Bick (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (Grade level 9–12)
  • The Whispers by Greg Howard (Grade level 5–6) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • They Called Themselves The KKK: The Birth Of An American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Grade level 7–9)
  • This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson (Grade level 8–12)
  • Totally Joe by James Howe (Grade level 4–8) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Under The Lights by Abbi Glines (Grade level 9–12)
  • Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan (Grade level 9–12)
  • V For Vendetta by Alan Moore
  • We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (Grade level 9–12)
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (Grade level 9–12)
  • What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson (Grade level 9–12)
  • When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Whistle Me Home by Barbara Wersba (Grade level 10–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • You And Me And Him by Kris Dinnison (Grade level 9–12) RETURNED TO LIBRARY
  • You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan (Grade level 7–9) RETURNED TO LIBRARY

What follows are the five (5) books banned by Granbury ISD as of 01/24/2022.

  • Bad For You by Abbi Glines (Grade level 11–12)
  • Losing The Field by Abbi Glines (Grade level 9–12)
  • The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines (Grade level 11–12)
  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines (Grade level 9–12)
  • Until The End by Abbi Glines (Grade level 11–12)
  • Books with LGBTQ+ themes
  • Books looking at America’s problems with race
  • Books that deal with sex in a frank manner, not something dirty
  • Books where women make a choice

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Chris Tackett

Chris Tackett

I chart Texas Politics at christackettnow.com and write about things that matter (to me at least) whenever the muse hits.