11-Year-Old Shocks School Board, Reads Aloud From Sexually Graphic Book He Got From Middle School
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An 11-year-old boy from Maine shocked his school board when he took the microphone during a meeting and read aloud from a sexually graphic book he said he had found on display at his middle school library.

According to a report published by The New York Post, Knox Zajac, a sixth grader, spoke before a mid-February meeting of the Board of Windham Raymond School District, also known as RSU-14 — and as he stepped up to the lectern he explained that he was going to read a page from the book.

WATCH (contains profanity and sexually explicit language):

The book he read from — which has a recommended age limit of 14-and-up — was called “Nick and Charlie” and was written by Alice Oseman. It follows the story of two teen boys who get involved in sexual experimentation after sneaking alcohol from their parents.

“This book was on the stand. I would like to read you a page,” Zajac said, and he began to read directly from the book.

“‘My back over my hips. I asked if he should take his clothes off. He was saying yes before I finished my sentence. He’s pulling off my T-shirt, laughing when I can’t undo his shirt buttons. He’s undoing my belt. I’m reaching into his bedside drawer for a condom,'” he read.

Zajac continued reading to the end of the page and then explained what happened when he, three years below the recommended age for that particular book, went to the librarian to check it out and take it home.


“When I rented it out and showed my dad it, the librarian asked if I wanted more and if I wanted a graphic novel version,” he said.

The boy’s father, Adam Zajac, reportedly spoke up at the same meeting — and he also complained about how accessible sexually explicit material was to children who were well below the recommended ages for such content.

“This is bulls***,” he said. “We do not need to be having literature that is showing boys how to s*** d*** … you may think the schools know what’s best for our children. You know who knows best for our children? The parents.”

Knox Zajac explained in a subsequent interview that he had taken the book to the school board because it made him “uncomfortable” to have something so graphic readily available to himself and other students his age.


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