Tyler Public Library – Dirty Book #5 People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
This book depicts explicit sexual activities, nudity, and sexual violence—and it’s in the 13+ section of the Tyler Public Library.
There is no good reason to intentionally expose children to adult materials. The Tyler Public Library has a documented history of housing multiple adult erotic sexual books in the section where minors are encouraged to browse. Providing porn to kids steals their innocence, corrupts their minds can ultimately affect a child’s own sexual behavior and behaviors toward others…are you mad yet?
Take a look at some of the actual excerpts in this book and ask yourself: Why would the Tyler Public Library want this kind of smut in the hands of children?
And WHO is responsible for this?
A concerned patron made a formal request to remove this book from the children’s section.
The Librarian denied her request.
We want to know why.
Part of the patron’s request stated: This disturbing book is filled with sex, racial hatred, murder, drug use, and violence. Throughout the book, sex is referenced as a something to be used by girls as a reward, as a commodity to be traded for expensive items, drugs, cash, for acceptance or mere experimentation. Sex even seems to be entered into out of distrust, competition, or fear. For children, reading this type of book ‘normalizes’ this behavior. Throughout this book, sex is treated casually as if trading sex for material items or approval is normal and acceptable behavior and has no real consequences, only rewards.
Sexually explicit materials do not belong in the Tyler Public Library where our children can easily access them in paper, hardback, or eBook format.
For a full book report on the sexually explicit and minor inappropriate content in People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins go to the following link: http://booklooks.org People Kill People