Here are the 115 library books Collier County Schools placed an advisory label on

Nikki Ross
Naples Daily News

The Collier County School District has placed advisory labels on 115 books within their school libraries. 

The advisory, which is put on physical copies of the books in libraries and on the digital description on the district's library site, states, “This book has been identified by some community members as unsuitable for students.”

The advisory goes on to say that the decision on whether or not the book is suitable for students is up to the parents.

The full story: 115 books in Collier Schools on LGBTQ+, race and sex get advisory label

Previously:Sanibel Public Library draws some parents' ire for Pride Month book display

The books with advisory labels include those with LGBTQ+ characters, transgender characters, characters of color, sexual content and some are picture books for young children. 

Here are all 115 books with an advisory this year:

  1. "Sparkle Boy" by Leslie Newman
  2. "Something Happened in Our Town" by Marianne Celano
  3. "Red: A Crayon’s Story" by Michael Hall
  4. "The Infinitive Moment of Us" by Lauren Myracle
  5. "Almost Perfect" by Brian Katcher
  6. "Real Live Boyfriends" by E. Lockhart
  7. "TTFN" by Lauren Myracle
  8. "Killing Mr. Griffin" by Lois Duncan
  9. "L8R G8R" by Lauren Myracle
  10. "Crank" by Ellen Hopkins
  11. "Looking for Alaska" by John Green
  12. "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
  13. "Unravel Me" by Tahereh Mafi
  14. "The Breakaways" by Cathy G Johnson
  15. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
  16. "Clap When You Land" by Elizabeth Acevedo
  17. "Every Day" by David Levithan
  18. "Ghost Boys" by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  19. "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers
  20. "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  21. "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore
  22. "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone
  23. "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas
  24. "Pet" by Emezi Akwaeke
  25. "A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl" by Tanya Lee Stone
  26. "Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything" by E. Lockart
  27. "The Art of Being Normal" by Lisa Williamson
  28. "Gender Queer: A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe
  29. "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy
  30. "Dress Codes for Small Towns" by Courtney Stevens
  31. "Embrace" by Jessica Shirvington
  32. "Ask Me How I Got Here" by Christine Heppermann
  33. "Autoboyography" by Christina Lauren
  34. "Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out" by Susan Kuklin
  35. "Traffick" by Ellen Hopkins
  36. "The Black Flamingo" by Dean Atta
  37. "Dead End" by Jason Myers
  38. "Stamped from the Beginning" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X
  39. "Monday's Not Coming" by Tiffany Jackson
  40. "The You I've Never Known" by Ellen Hopkins
  41. "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
  42. "Identical" by Ellen Hopkins
  43. "Jesus Land" by Julia Scheeres
  44. "Tricks" by Ellen Hopkins
  45. "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
  46. "Sloppy Firsts" by Megan McCafferty
  47. "The Berlin Boxing Club" by Robert Sharenow
  48. "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
  49. "Forever" By Judy Blume
  50. "How to Be An Anti-Racist" by Ibram X
  51. "Another Day" by David Levithan
  52. "Full Disclosure" by Camryn Garrett
  53. "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
  54. "Out of Darkness" by Ashley Hope Perez
  55. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison 
  56. "Perfect" by Ellen Hopkins
  57. "The Kite Runner Graphic Novel" by Kahaled Hosseini
  58. "What Girls Are Made Of" by Eleno K. Arnold
  59. "All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven
  60. "The 57 Bus" by Dashka Slater
  61. "Lush" by Natasha Friend
  62. "And Tango Makes Three" by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  63. "A Phoenix First Must Burn" by Patrice Caldwell
  64. "Being Transgender" by Robert Rodi and Laura Ross
  65. "Lawn Boy" by Jonathan Evison
  66. "The Stars and the Blackness Between Them" by Junauda Petrus
  67. "Sex: A Book For Teens" by Nikol Hasler
  68. "If I was Your Girl" by Meredith Russo
  69. "Doing it" by Hannah Witten
  70. "More Happy Than Not" by Adam Silvera
  71. "Doin' it : Juicy central #8" by Ayshia Monroe
  72. "Cinderella is Dead" by Kalynn Bayron
  73. "They Both Die At the End" by Adam Silvera
  74. "Black Girl Unlimited" by Echo Brown
  75. "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" by Jesse Andrews
  76. "Odd One Out" by Nic Stone
  77. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Alexie
  78. "Rabbit is Rich" by John Updike
  79. "The ABC's of LGBT" by Ashley Mardell
  80. "Two Boys Kissing" by David Levithan
  81. "Once and Future" by A.R. Capetta
  82. "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
  83. "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" by Jill Twiss
  84. "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon
  85. "This One Summer" by Mariko Tamaki
  86. "Seeing Gender" by Iris Gottlieb
  87. "Breathless" by Jennifer Niven
  88. "I am Jazz" by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Hertherl
  89. "The Haters" by Jesse Andrews
  90. "Let's Talk About Love" by Claire Kann
  91. "All Boys Aren't Blue" by George M. Johnson
  92. "Triangles" by Ellen Hopkins
  93. "It Feels Good to Be Yourself" by Theresa Thorn
  94. "Prince & Knight" by Daniel Haack
  95. "Unpregnant" by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan
  96. "Birthday" by Meredith Russo
  97. "The Vincent Boys" by Abbi Glines
  98. "Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen" by Jazz Jennings
  99. "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris
  100. "This Book is Gay" by Juno Dawson
  101. "Julian is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love
  102. "It's Not Like It's a Secret" by Misa Sugiura
  103. "The Truth About Alice" by Jennifer Mathiew
  104. "Wide Awake" by David Levithan
  105. "Ace of Spades" by Faridah Abike Lyimide
  106. "Lexicon" by Max Berry
  107. "Exit Here" by Jason Myers
  108. "A Court of Mist and Fury" by Sarah J. Mass
  109. "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
  110. "Rift" by Andrea Cremer
  111. "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by Emily Danforth
  112. "Stamped" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X
  113. "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher
  114. "When Aidan Became a Brother" by Kyle Lukoff
  115. "Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress" by Christine Baldacchino

Nikki Ross covers education for the Fort Myers News-Press and Naples Daily News. She can be reached at or follow her on Twitter @nikkiinreallife.