Alex Sanchez, the author of Rainbow Boys, criticizes the book removal, calling it “un-American.” Pt. 1

Clipped from Democrat and Chronicle, 29 Aug 2006, Tue, Page 13

Author decries removal of gay-themed book

Bennett J. Loudon Staff writer

(August 29, 2006) — WEBSTER — The author of a gay-themed book removed from a high school summer reading list because of complaints from parents called the decision “un-American” and “wrong.”

Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez, was removed from the list of about 200 books earlier this month by Webster Central School District officials. The book was not removed from the school library.