Illustrated anatomy book among 73 removed by Iowa school district to comply with law (Des Moines Register)

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    Illustrated anatomy book among 73 removed by Iowa school district to comply with law – By Phillip Sitter (Des Moines Register) / Dec 1, 2023

    An illustrated anatomy book is among the 73 titles that the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District will remove from school shelves to comply with a new state law.

    It’s the first time the book, “The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body” by David Macaulay, has appeared on a list of titles removed from Iowa schools, according to a Des Moines Register database that so far has gathered the books removed from 38 of 325 districts in Iowa.

    The district says it has removed it and other books on its list ahead of the Jan. 1, 2024, deadline when Iowa schools and teachers would face penalties for having books with descriptions or depictions of sex acts under Senate File 496.

    “It’s our collective goal to be intentional in our efforts to comply with Senate File 496, while also having a library that meets the needs of our students and staff,” Superintendent Scott Blum said in a message to parents. “This work will continue over the next five weeks as we approach the January 1 deadline.”

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