Newsfeed : AIDS Memoir in Tennessee School Prompts Library Policy Change

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » February 2011

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


February 23, 2011

AIDS Memoir in Tennessee School Prompts Library Policy Change

A local school board in Tennessee has made revisions to its book policy after a parent complained about an AIDS memoir being available in a middle school library, The Tennessean reports. A book containing selections from Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette was available at the library in the Cheatham Middle School. The school director had the book removed until the committee could view the material. After the committee reviewed the book, it was taken out of general circulation and placed in a restricted area at the library. The revised policy states the school director may request a book be removed from general circulation on an emergency basis until reviewed by a committee. At least one board members feels this policy revision could be viewed as trampling on people’s First Amendment rights and could therefore invite lawsuits.

To read the Tennessean article, click here.

Search: Tennessee, memoir, school board, Paul Monette, library, policy, Cheatham Middle School, first amendment, lawsuits, parents, children

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Show comments (6 total)

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.