Some people in Loudoun County have been complaining about a few books that are available to our students. Monday’s Not Coming, by Tiffany D. Jackson, was specifically mentioned and quoted at a recent school board meeting.

To gauge whether or not the complaints were legitimate, I read the book, and I loved it. It was powerful, difficult, and emotional. It also contained some uncomfortable moments, but then, so does life, even for middle school and high school students. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY endorse this book and hope kids read it. Although the complainers read actual snippets from the book that contained sexual encounters, these encounters were not glorified. They were wrapped up in emotional stress, peer pressure, and the confusion that comes with puberty and early encounters with sexuality.

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