Book Controversy: Two Boys Kissing

The ALA just released the list of most frequently challenged books of 2015 and David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing is in at number ten.

Two Boys Kissing is the story of two boys who set out to win a Guinness World Record for kissing, as they try to figure out who they are and what they mean to each other. It’s based on real life events.

This award winning book was challenged for condoning public displays of affection. As Book Rioter Leila Roy put it “I would like to know if the individual who challenged Two Boys Kissing because it ‘condones public displays of affection’ also took issue with… PRETTY MUCH EVERY OTHER BOOK THAT FEATURES A LOVE STORY EVER.”

Read more about why this book was challenged in this article from School Library Journal.

We love the diversity this book represents. Come check it out, read it and tell us what you think.

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