Blue Valley school board votes to keep two books on library shelves after parent asks they be removed

The Blue Valley board of education on Thursday voted to keep two LGBTQ-themed books on high school library shelves after a parent requested they be removed over their sexually-explicit content. The books being challenged included "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel, left, and "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe. File photo.

The Blue Valley board of education voted to keep two books with LGBTQ themes in high school libraries after the novels were challenged by a parent concerned about their sexually explicit content.

Todd Farnsworth, who has two children enrolled in the Blue Valley school district, asked for the two graphic novels — “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe — to be removed from the district’s shelves.