South Carolina Public Library Fights Against the Censorship of ‘Some Girls Are’

By Maryann Yin Comment

Some Girls Are Cover (GalleyCat)Courtney Summers’ Some Girls Are has been pulled as a summer reading assignment at a South Carolina-based secondary school.

According to Summers’ blog post, the decision was initiated by the parent of a West Ashley High School student named Melanie MacDonald. MacDonald wrote a letter that was posted online by The Post and Courier to denounce the content of this young adult novel; she complained about the references to drugs and rape.

In response to this act of censorship, BookRiot editor Kelly Jensen launched an online drive and collected more than 1,000 copies of Some Girls Are. School Library Journal reports that the books have been donated to the Charleston County Public Library. From there, librarian and young adult services manager Andria Amaral distributed them for free to the students. (via BookRiot)