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.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue.