Parent Wants Two Boys Kissing Book Banned From Library

A hearing will be held later this month to determine whether the book will be removed.

BY Kevin OKeeffe

April 04 2014 4:04 PM ET

In response to a parent complaint, public schools in Virginia's Fauquier County will consider removing Two Boys Kissing, a gay-themed young adult novel, from its libraries.

According to the Fauquier Times, the district received an appeal to pull David Levithan's book after a committee at Fauquier High School opted to keep the book on shelves. Frustrated by the high school committee's decision, the parent appealed it to the district, whose procedure dictates will organize its own committee and hearing on the subject, hosted by the associate superintendent.

The hearing will involve a review of the complaint and an opportunity for public forum discussion. The decision will be rendered on the same day.

Two Boys Kissing is one of author Levithan's latest in a line of LGBT-friendly young adult novels. Levithan is best known for his previous works Boy Meets Boy and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. The book in question is about two teenage ex-boyfriends who try to set the Guinness World Record for the longest kissing session while sorting out their affections for each other.

The hearing is set for April 23 and will be open to the public, the Times reports.

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