Thursday, March 3, 2022

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen

Religious zealotry is once again operating in full force, as increasingly books are being banned on topics that such zealots deem should be silenced. These include ideas related to race and to LGBTQ issues. Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) (2018)  by L.C. Rosen is one such challenged title (which I learned of and read because of the nudnik challenges). It concerns a gay New York City high schooler who conducts a (off-school) website sex column while at the same time being stalked and threatened by an anonymous supposed admirer. Books like this which exhibit sympathy and understanding of sexual (and other) minorities should not be banned by myopic zealots, but stocked openly in every high school library.

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