Kent School Board votes against banning book featuring LGBTQ+ content

For months, the district has been weighing comments on whether to ban a book from its middle school libraries.

KENT, Wash. — The Kent School Board voted Wednesday night not to ban a book from it’s middle school libraries. The vote was 2-1 and one board member abstained. 

Since January, the district has been weighing a challenge for a formal recommendation to have the book “Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts)” removed. The ACLU of Washington also got involved threatening legal action if the book were to be removed. 

Parents say Wednesday night’s vote came as a surprise. 

“There were a lot

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