Parents in Oak Creek are livid after discovering that "All Boys are Blue," a memoir that contains extremely graphic accounts of sexual intercourse, available at the Oak Creek East Middle School library, "The Dan O'Donnnell Show has learned exclusively.
The memoir, published by George M. Johnson in 2020, warns readers in an introduction that "this book will touch on sexual assault (including molestation), loss of virginity, homophobia, racism, and anti-blackness. These discussions at times may be a bit graphic, but nonetheless they are experiences that many reading this book will encounter or have already encountered."
In one particularly explicit passage, the author describes in great detail his first sexual encounter.
"As we kissed, he began unzipping my pants," Johnson writes. "It was clear to me in this moment that he wasn't new to this. He reached his hand down and pulled out my d***. He quickly went to giving me h***. I just sat back and enjoyed it as I could tell he was, too."
Johnson then graphically describes he and his partner engaging in anal sex.
"I was behind him, with my stomach on his back as we kissed," he writes. "After a few minutes of fun and games, he got up and went to his nightstand, where he pulled out a condom and some lube. He then lay down on his stomach. I knew what I had to do even if I had never done it before."
From there, the description becomes so explicit that "The Dan O'Donnell Show" is unable to publish it.
"This is pornography, pure and simple," said one parent, noting that Oak Creek Middle School students are able to check out library books without ever bringing them home, essentially leaving parents clueless as to the nature of the material they are reading.
After "The Dan O'Donnell Show" reported on the book's presence Wednesday morning, Oak Creek-Franklin School Superintendent Daniel Unertl responded to a request for answers as to how the book ended up in the middle school's library and who specifically authorized it.
"This book has been removed," Unertl said via email. "The procurement process is under review."
Unertl did not answer questions about whether the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board was aware that the book was available to middle school students. At the beginning of the school year, Oak Creek-Franklin middle school language arts teachers sent a letter home to parents indicating that they knew controversial literature was available to students.
"This letter serves as a disclaimer," they write. "We won't know the details of every book students independently read and refer to this year, and we won't remember all the details of books we recommend to students.....We are not able to monitor every student's reading selection nor can we know what content ALL parents are comfortable with their child reading. We're asking for your understanding in this."
Oak Creek Middle School contains students in grades 6-8, who are typically between 11 and 13 years old.
"All Boys aren't Blue," which is described as a "young adult" has been met with controversy since its publication. School boards in nearly a dozen states have removed it from their libraries, and the American Library Association named it one of the most challenged books of 2021. It is also listed as a "Teacher's Choice" selection on Amazon.com, where it was also honored as a "Best Book of the Year." Actress Gabrielle Union has purchased the rights to adapt the memoir into a television series.