A young adult novel some parents wanted pulled from a school district's middle school libraries will get to stay.
An 11-member panel voted 7-4 last week to keep “Just One Day” on the shelves of Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district's middle and high school libraries, the Pioneer Press reports.
Author Gayle Forman’s website says the main character in the novel spends “a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy” that ultimately shows “how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.”
But parents of one sixth-grader deemed it too racy, citing a sex scene, underage drinking, and date rape, Sun This Week reports. The parents wrote: “It covers very adult themes … that most students have not been exposed to and should not be provided by the school.”
The National Coalition Against Censorship called the panel's decision a "victory."
"Just One Day" was named an ALA/Young Adult Library Services Association Best Fiction for Young Adults novel in 2014.