Sexually graphic books marketed to youth in Australian Libraries

CitizenLenz tweeted a video of an 11-year-old boy and his father addressing their school board. Together they revealed two sexually explicit books that graphically depict gay sex in words and images.

Warning - the content below is extremely graphic.

Knox Zajac, an 11–year-old sixth grader, spoke up at a school board meeting last week to read aloud from the illustrated romance for teenagers, “Nick and Charlie,” that he had checked out of his school’s library. The story begins with two early teen boys stealing wine from their parents and proceeding to experiment sexually with one another.

Watch but be warned the language and images are very explicit.

The boy is a 6th grader and he noticed the books on a stand on display in his school library. He checked it out to show his dad and the librarian asked if her would like more of the same genre.

The books contain vivid descriptions of sex and cartoon drawing so penises, oral sex and masturbation.

These books are available in Australian libraries and marketed to youth. For example:


Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said the books were repulsive and not appropriate for children under any circumstance.

“These books are graphic and repulsive. There is never any excuse to expose children to pornography. It is criminal to show children engaged in pornographic acts. Why are rate-payer funded libraries in Australia stocking these books? How can this be anything other than grooming?”