EXCLUSIVE: ‘Shocked By What We Found’ — House Republicans Demand Answers From Governor Over Alleged Sexually Graphic Children’s Books

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A group of House Republicans from Pennsylvania, led by Rep. Fred Keller, sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Tom Wolf and the Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty calling on them to explain why they are receiving complaints of sexually graphic books being found in libraries for young students.

Keller’s office told the Caller that they have received numerous messages from concerned Pennsylvanians about sexually graphic books being found in PA K-12 libraries. Keller and four other Republicans in the Pennsylvania delegation sent the letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, to Wolf and Hagarty demanding answers as to why such explicit content is being allowed at schools across the Commonwealth.

The lawmakers specifically mention the book “Gender Queer: A Memoir” written by Maia Kobabe. In the book, there are sexually explicit scenes including exposed male genitalia and an oral sex scene between two young people. (RELATED: ‘A Person With A Vulva’: School District’s New Sex Ed Curriculum Includes Trans Books For Kindergartners)

“America’s schools should be a place for students to learn and grow, not a breeding ground for the Left’s woke propaganda. After our team received tips from concerned Pennsylvania parents that K-12 school libraries were offering books on highly inappropriate and explicit sexual material, our team looked into the matter, and we were shocked by what we found. There is absolutely no reason why students should be exposed to such graphic material in an educational setting,” Keller told the Daily Caller before sending the letter.


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“Pennsylvanians want answers and we’re demanding the Governor and Pennsylvania Department of Education investigate this matter, determine how to fix this problem, and consult with local education authorities, concerned parents, and educators,” Keller continued. (RELATED: Sex Ed Advocate Claims Education Activists Are Part Of ‘Organized, White Supremacist Groups’)

Here Are The Questions The Lawmakers Ask In The Letter: 

  • What processes are currently in place to review school library material?
  • How do school boards, schools, and librarians engage with parents to determine age and academically appropriate content?
  • What have the PDE and the Administration done to ensure the focus remains on academic outcomes and student success?
  • Has there been any investigation into this matter?

The Daily Caller contacted Wolf’s office and the acting Secretary of Education’s office about the letter to which they did not immediately respond.