Parents are outraged at a Washington Post piece after that piece appeared to attack parents who criticized a book that depicts oral sex among minors. The book details the story of oral sex activity between two ten-year-old boys. Even the author of the book never intended that book to be available in school libraries, according to Fox News. However, that book has shown up on the shelves of some libraries where children can access it. The book in question is “Lawn Boy,” a novel by Jonathan Evison. In some packages in the book, there are descriptions of the two ten-year-old boys who “meet in the bushes after a church youth-group gathering, touch each other’s penis, and progress to oral sex.” Evison spoke with the Washington Post and said that his book was never intended to be included in school libraries. He says that he was surprised by the fact that his book was in those school libraries and that the American Library Association gave “Lawn Boy” an award in 2019 for books written by adults that have a unique appeal to young adults. [tweet_embed]January 07, 2023[/tweet_embed] The author says that the book was placed in various school libraries because of the award it won via the American Library Association and because it might have been confused with another children’s book “Lawn Boy,” by Gary Paulsen. The Washington Post education piece stated, “A mom wrongly said the book showed pedophilia. It is a claim that many parents find insulting. School libraries banned it,” The author of that piece is Hannah Natanson, and she stated that “misinformation” about the book made it the second most-contested book in 2022. [tweet_embed]January 07, 2023[/tweet_embed] She then zeroed in on two parents, Brandi Burkman and Stacy Langton, who she says spoke out at local school board meetings against the book. Natanson wanted to claim that these parents didn’t understand this book and were fed misinformation about it from the start. Some feel that this is a slap in the face of those who want to protect their children from the material found in this book. It is hard to argue that they are wrong for taking steps like this, but some Washington Post reporters feel they know better than parents who want to protect their children.