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Sex Ed Book Causes Controversy

Does This Sex Ed Book Cross the Line?

It is not uncommon for parents to use kid-friendly books to explain the birds and bees. One such resource, however, has many Missouri parents dropping their jaws in disgust. Available as an ebook, It's Perfectly Normal ($13) uses cartoon images to explain puberty, sex, and sexual health. Although the book is intended for children ages 10 and older, many parents believe it is inappropriate for a school setting.

"It has a lot of explicit drawings," Tim Schmidt, a father of two in the Francis Howell School District, tells a local news station. "It actually shows people having sex." Schmidt has filed a formal complaint to have the book removed, but school district officials are "determined to keep the ebook available as a resource for check-out in the library."

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