July, 2015: Some Girls Are is removed as an optional title from West Ashley High School’s summer reading program after one parent complains that the book is ‘trash’ and ‘smut.’ (The full story + my response.)
August, 2015: catagator and Andria Amaral of the Charleston County Public Library organize an effort to get Some Girls Are into the hands of as many teenagers who want it–for free–as possible. Thanks to your amazing generosity nearly 1,000 copies of the book were donated.
September, 2015: The Some Girls Are book project is underway! The photos above are the result of your fight against censorship and your advocacy for teen readers. As I said before in the wake of this incident: books provide us with an opportunity to empower teens by giving them a say and choice in what is relevant to their lives. I am deeply grateful to you all for giving that say and that choice back to them.
Photo credit: Andria Amaral.