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Pella Public Library - Sexually Explicit Books Intended for Minors

Originally this page was meant for the exposure of one book- Gender Queer. Protect My Innocence has since reviewed additional books at the Pella Public Library. This page will now be used to educate the public of ALL books in the Pella Library that contain pornography, sexually explicit language, sexual instruction, pedophilia, etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will notice that some of these books are categorized as “Young Adult”. According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), YA books are those aimed at kids aged 12 to 18 years. In most (if not all cases), the protagonists of the novels fall within those age ranges, and the story is told through teenage eyes.

"Gender Queer: A Memoir" - Select Images

The main character features a female expressing her mental and physical developmental concerns while growing up through ages of 11-25. Please note references to gender confusion, explicit sexual content, fear mongering, repeated disdain for the female body/anatomy...

This book is written in a Graphic Novel format, which is very popular amongst the adolescent ages and teenagers. Author's target market, young adolescent. 

Keep in mind, our Pella Public Library allows anybody five years and older to have a card and can access all books. Our local Pella Library Board and Director, recently voted to keep this book shelved in the library, currently, in the Graphic Novel section. 

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Young Adult Nonfiction (E-audio)


He didn’t know I was a virgin, and I did my best to act dominant like my favorite porn star.  This was much more than losing my virginity.  His body felt great in my mouth.  I was scared as hell.  “Taste it.”  “come on Matt, this is what boys like us do when we like each other.”  The whole time I knew it was wrong, you were my family.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a handbook to learn sexuality as a queer boy.  My crash course was happening right in front of me.  Cousins weren’t supposed to do these things with cousins.  I knew what I had to do even if I had never done it before.  I had one point of reference, though, and that was seven plus years watching pornography.

Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

Young Adult Nonfiction (E-book)


Pg. 80 “from six up, I used to kiss other guys in my neighborhood, make out with them, and perform oral sex on them.  I liked it.  I used to love oral sex.  And I touched their you-know-whats.  We were really young but that’s what we did.”


(The story goes on to describe pedophiles masturbating.  The author does not mention that these acts are illegal or harmful.  In fact, the author’s writing does the opposite creating the impression that these activities should be celebrated.)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Teen Fiction

"Sit down,” he said.  It came out angrily.  The girl turned to him, like she couldn’t tell whether he was another jerk or what.  “Jesus-f*ck,” Park said softly, nodding to the space next to him, “just sit down.”

CH 48, Pg. 283 “I know you’re a slut, you smell like cum.”

CH 16, Pg. 75 “Do I make you wet?”

“It so f*cking does!” Steve shouted behind him.  “Drunken Money style, man, it’s a real f*cking thing.  You can kill somebody with it… “You’re full of sh*t,” Steve said.

“What the f*ck does Sheridan know about kung fu?” Mikey said.  “Are you retarded?” Steve said.  “His Mom’s Chinese.” Mikey looked at Park carefully.  Park smiled and narrowed his eyes.  “Yes, I guess I see it, Mikey said.  “I always thought you were Mexican.”  “Sh*t Mikey, Steve said, you’re such a f*cking racist.”

CH 45, Pg. 275 “Do you think we should get in the back seat?  She pushed off of him and slid over the back seat.  God, it was huge, it was glorious.  Not even a second later, Park landed on top of her.”

CH 48, Pg. 282 “Suck me off.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Teen Fiction

"The kid’s in her.”  “It’s okay.”  And the boy… Pulled her shirt off… And started to kiss her breasts.  And then he put his hand down her pants, and she started moaning.  I think they were both very drunk.  He reached to take off her pants, but she started crying really hard; so he reached for his own.  “Please Dave; No.”...And she grabbed his penis with her hand and started moving it… After a few minutes, the boy pushed the girl’s head down, and she started to kiss his penis.  She was still crying.  Finally, she stopped crying because he put his penis in her mouth, and I don’t think you can cry in that position.

Looking For Alaska by John Green

Teen New Fiction

Pg. 126-128  “I’ve just never given one,” she answered, her little voice dripping with seductiveness.  It was so brazen.  I thought I would explode.

“I think I want to,” she said, and we kissed a little, and then, Lara unbuttoned my pants and pulled my boxers down a little and pulled out my penis.  “Wow,” she said.  “What?” She looked up at me, but didn’t move, her face nanometers away from my penis.  “It’s weird.”  “What do you mean weird?”  Just big, I guess.”  I could live with that kind of weird.  And then she wrapped her hand around it and put it into her mouth.  And waited.  And then she took it out of her mouth and looked up at me quizzically.  “Should I do something?” “Should I like, bite?”  Don’t bite:  I mean, I don’t think.”


I did exactly what Alaska told me I would do, which was die a hundred little ecstatic deaths, my fists clenched, my body shaking, it was my first orgasm with a girl, and afterward, I was embarrassed and nervous, and so, clearly, was Lara, who finally broke the silence by asking, “So, want to do some homework?”

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez

Young Adult Literature (E-Audio)

“Take her out back, we boys figured, then: hand on the titties; put it in her coin box; put in in her cornhole; grab ahold of that braid; rub that calico.”


(Multiple, comprehensive-enough instructions of giving “hand jobs” by adult males training teen girls; female masturbation justified for pain relief and mental escape by a girl living through trauma of being sexually abused by a step father.  The author teaches young adult males how to “go down” and give girls a “gift.”)

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Teen Fiction

Three-way sex.  How would…? Oh.  No way will I let one of them take me like that.  Like Loren, Carl has always played the feminine role.  But, unlike with Loren, (who insisted on using condoms), with Carl (who refused to), I set limits.  “Carl, you know the rule.”  My rule: hand or mouths only.  He stops kissing Brett, but neither man quits moving; writhing like mated hooded serpents.  “We’re playing by my rules, remember:  But, don’t worry.  I expect you to give for now.” From somewhere, he extracts a condom, hands it to me, keys to the kingdom.  Don’t rush, he orders, and don’t you dare close your eyes.  I want to see how much you like it.


He does not mean with words.  And he doesn’t exactly mean solo.  They move in unison, and I am sandwiched between them, Carl behind me, moving sensually, while Brett dares kisses me again.  I hold my breath against the assault of gin at my back, tequila in my face.  A strange tongue in my mouth.  Now Brett rests his chin on my shoulder, and he and Carl are kissing.  It’s a cobra dance, and despite what it means, I am charmed.  Seduced by sensual motion.


“You make Dan happy now, hear?” Pain!  Oh my God! Nothing has ever hurt like this.  I tense, I beg him to stop.  But he doesn’t stop.  Doesn’t slow.  Can’t take it.  Pressure.  Deep Oh!  Nothing has ever felt so good.  Exquisite.  I’m only here for Mom.  Cory, I won’t!  But I do. And when I do, it’s over the top.


I close my eyes, fight not to gag and the taste of lubricant, not to choke on his thrusts against my throat.  I think about Cory, locked up in juvie, until a judge decides he’s been rehabilitated.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Young Adult Fiction

“Yeah, Earl. I’m going to eat her pussy.”…“Do you even know how to eat pussy?” Papa Gaines never sat you down, “Son one day you’re gonna have to eat the pussy.” “No. But he did teach me how to eat the butthole.” “I would teach you some pussyeating technique, but it’s a little complicated… I would need some diagrams and watnot. Son, I don’t have time for that. I got like twenty pussies over here that I need to eat...I’m on a pussy deadline. You’ve got twenty vaginas, all line up in a row… No one’s talkin about vaginas.”


“I’m talking bout pussy. I got a little honey, a little Heinz 57, and a whole lotta pussy. Got some Grey P?”

A sampling of the sexually explicit books available at the Pella Public Library. All are filed and shelved within the categories of Teen (Non)Fiction, Young Adult (Non)Fiction, or Juvenile Fiction. 

Sexually explicit books available through electronic download at the Pella Public Library. All are filed under Teen (Non)Fiction, Young Adult (Non)Fiction, or Juvenile Literature.  

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