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While the Mat-Su Valley may be a politically and culturally conservative area of Alaska, the school system contains hundreds of highly graphic and extremely sexual books, which are embedded in school libraries across the district.

From the elementary level through high school, scores of libraries have highly controversial titles that describe graphic sexual scenes, promote and encourage LGBTQ sexuality and so-called “safe sex” and push controversial notions about gender transition and sexual fluidity.

The Alaska Watchman did a quick search and quickly found dozens of books that describe sexual encounters, promote cross-sex hormones or surgery, and depict sexual acts between same-sex and opposite sex couples. Some even describe beastiality.

The website,, has provided a list of some of the most controversial titles that are found in libraries across the United States. The website provides exact passages from books which are most graphic and controversial. According to the group’s mission statement, exists to inform parents about objectionable materials, including profanity, nudity and sexual content, with the aim of empowering them to make informed decisions for their kids.

Titles reviewed by can be easily plugged into the Mat-Su School District’s online library catalogue to determine which Mat-Su school libraires carry the controversial books.

According to school board policy, the selection of library books is determined by local school librarians in consultation with the principal, department chairpersons and teachers. They do not need approval from the school board before ordering books.

Parents who have concerns with certain books or materials can raise formal complaints. According to district regulation, complainants are to first raise the issue with the teacher or librarian, then the principal and finally the superintendent. If none of these avenues resolves the issue, complainants are encouraged to appeal directly to the Mat-Su School Board.


— Click here to see a list of controversial books reviewed by

— Click here to enter the book title into the Mat-Su School District’s Online Library Catalogue to see if it appears in any local school libraries.

— Click here to contact the Mat-Su School Board members.

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Hundreds of graphic sexual books circulate through Mat-Su school libraries

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Why does this article not suprise me? You’ve posted about the movement in Palmer to become liberal without anyone knowing about it but they got caught. Now this. It’s time parents wake up to what’s going on around them. Yes I know your busy but fo you care about the kids YOUR rasing? Fo you want them to grow up to be good adults or do you want them to be LGBTQ+ people? YOU make the choice and find the time to stop this before it’s to late. Thank you for th is article Watchman! Hopefully people will start paying attention.

    • Clark says:

      Neil DeWitt “ Do you want them to grow up to be good adults or do you want them to be LGBTQ+ people?”

      You exemplify hatred and bigotry. Your comment is naked homophobia and a perfect example of why books like the ones you want banned need to exist. The world knows your kind.

      • Rich Troutman says:

        We know your kind as well. Perverts.

      • Lobo says:

        Clark, tell us what “homophobia” actually means.. Does it include rejection of “homosexuals” ? .. If you have minor children, are you okay with me bringing Biblical literature for their reading ? It is “nakedly” obvious that you practice “Christianphobia” , and cast your hate upon those who despise your “Pervert” values.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Clark, once again you are voicing what the left likes to project on the Conservatives/Christians when all of the accusations are exactly what the left is doing. Going to be heaven-sent days when the left’s ideology is destroyed.

      • Aunt Sally says:

        Decent people don’t want your kind anywhere near kids for good reason, Clark, and nobody wants the nasty diseases you’re likely to be carrying either.

        And much as I might like to politely state that you’re just mentally ill and in need of help, the fact of the matter is that you’re mentally unfit due to terrible yet willful decisions you’ve made.

        Y’know, rather than sniveling about the disgust that the rest of us have for you and our legitimate concerns about your vile intentions, you might just want to step back into your closet and be happy that your kind doesn’t get thrown off of buildings here.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    The perversion and deviancy of the Matsu local school librarians is disgusting.
    If an adult shared this pornography with kids away from the school they would be imprisoned and incarcerated.
    Fire these perverts.
    Charge these deviants.
    Try these miscreants.
    Imprison these scumbags.

  • Hans Litten says:

    This story claims that there are hundreds of such books in the library system, yet goes on to say that a quick search was done which yielded a few dozen. No comprehensive list was apparently created, so I don’t understand how the claim of hundreds is substantiated. Please clarify.

    • HC says:

      I was on the advisory board that recently reviewed these books and discussed suggestions to update and amend the current policies regarding selecting books for our libraries. There aren’t hundreds of different titles of these books; however, hundreds of copies of these sexually explicit books exist throughout the schools (for example, one school has several dozen copies of one particular book title to be used as a part of class curriculum).

      • Hans Litten says:

        Thank you for the clarification. The story didn’t make it clear as originally written.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Hans Litten, I would really appreciate it if you could go to the libraries and research how many such books each library has. Make a list and share it with all of us. That would be so helpful to all of us!

      • Hans Litten says:

        There’s really no need for snark. I was merely trying to understand the facts of the matter, and if there was exaggeration or hyperbole in the original story. Why not organize an effort to check them all out, and never return them? With limited budgets they might not be replaced, and your problem would be solved.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Hans, I was not being snarky. I am serious. I do not know the titles of the books or how many there are. It really would be helpful if you could go research, create a list and share it with us.

  • AKPATRIOT says:

    Time for a good ol’ fashioned book burning and tiki torch parade

  • S says:

    It would help readers and parents to know what rubbish each school has, including the homeschool programs. Can anyone publicly post a list? Most conservative families don’t know the titles of filth off the top of their heads.

  • micah6v8 says:

    Now let’s do the work.

    Or we are pathetic, lazy cowards who can’t be bothered. The choice is yours…

  • James says:

    End all public education. Clearly, government cannot be trusted with such a responsibility.

    • Clark says:

      You know our state Constitution mandates public education for every child, right? Maybe you are in the wrong state/country if you want to ban education?

      • Lobo says:

        There is a difference in “education” and “Perversion”.. James made reference to “public” education. not education controlled by the filth of the NEA, Democrats, and the Satanic worshipers.

      • micah6v8 says:

        Homeschool is not public education. Thank God.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Clark, research Alaska Compulsory Education law. From what I can see, you are incorrect about the “public education” comment.

      • Aunt Sally says:

        Or maybe it’s just you, Clark, who’s in the wrong state/country as evidenced by your warped desire to subvert healthy culture and worthwhile education with your degeneracy.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    People should have showed up to the donley fundraiser last night. Why? To support Dave donley? Sure if that is your thing. More importantly you should have taken the rare opportunity to give the governor who ironically was there to support donley, your opinion of him and his weak spineless reaction to the sexualizing of our children! We already filled and pay for power positions that oversee and protect our greatest resources,children! This governor is scared to do it, but stands “ tall” for someone else to do it!
    We have surrendered to the absurdity!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Not only schools and our children can government not be trusted with,but also the money purse! 34k dollar raise is eminent for those sob’s!

  • Lucinda says:

    Aunt Sally. Why be such a jerk? Mean, vulgar, hateful anti-Christ-like Christians like you do a lot of harm. You divide us. You embarrass Alaska. You’ll get somebody hurt.

    Your beliefs align with the mission of the Watchman, but if I were Joel, I wouldn’t allow your comment.

  • Bess says:

    It’s interesting that shortly after an article came out, (Alaska Watchman?) that mentioned a sexually deviant book found in the children’s section of the Palmer library, the roof caved in. Over the children’s section. Thankfully nobody was hurt. This puts me in mind of the lightening bolt that took out the George Floyd memorial.

    • Lucinda says:

      There you go: the difference between correlation and causation. Do you understand that Bess?

      • Tamra Nygaard says:

        I’m pretty sure Bess didn’t say one caused the other, but YMMV. Please try not to be to disdainful of people by putting words in their mouths and then condemning them for those words. That’s the mark of a zealot.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        I think that the timing of the roof caving in is hilarious. It may have been coincidental, but it was coincidentally perfect timing! Lol

  • Blue Alaskan says:

    If you’re concerned about what your kids are reading at the Anchorage Public Library, maybe you should exercise the “parental rights” you champion and go with them to the library, follow them around, and make certain they aren’t reading things you don’t want them to read—instead of sticking your filthy book-banning noses in the business of others and trying to dictate what’s best for their families.

    • mhs says:

      You mean like the left did a few years back when they decided children should not be exposed to the horrors of Mark Twain or A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle. In their minds Twain was clearly a racist. As far as the other book I guess they didn’t want children to be warned about living in a world where we are all commanded to look, act, dress the same and what happens to those who step out of line. The left has also banned all Christian texts from the schools, probably due to that 10 commandment thing or maybe it was the do unto others as you would have done to you part. So now you are telling people to do as you say not as you do. So what do you want- oversight of the books in the schools and if so who decides? Or should we have a free for all where aanything is allowed even materials which cannot be legally sold to children? If you prefer the anything goes approach then I guess I can bring religious books, Mark Twain stories and Madeleine L”Engle books.

    • HC says:

      Well, it is actually against Alaska law for an adult to provide minors with sexually explicit and pornographic literature. By providing these books to children in public schools, those who are ordering these books (mostly librarians) are breaking the law. This isn’t as simple as “just make sure your child aren’t reading the things you don’t want them to read”; the presence of these books in schools goes against Alaska law, and it’s a law for a reason. We aren’t talking about books with mildly suggestive material, we are talking x-rated type stuff (some of it pedophilic) that made me sick to read through as we reviewed it in a district-sponsored advisory committee meeting. Also, some children don’t have involved parents who are checking up on what their children are reading or bringing home, but that doesn’t mean that these children should still be exposed to these damaging materials. They deserve protection just as much as any other child.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        And that breaking of the law you mentioned ought to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!! This damn question keeps coming up on so many of the destructive issues we are being faced with,: where is our governor? He has his own lawman , the attorney general for God’s sake!!! He’s going to get an earful if he ever braves the idea of getting into a public forum! Why governor are you not accountable to 700 thousand people of the state??? AFRAID???

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Oh, that’s mighty cute. But false. Nobody is saying take the books out of the library. Nobody is banning anything, What we are saying is that books that depict and promote sexual deviance don’t belong in the children’s section, since promoting them to children is a violation of the law, pure and simple. If you don’t like the law that protects innocence, then work to change it, but don’t excuse breaking that law because you think kids should be having sex. If some pervert on the corner gives your kid porn, they can and should be arrested. In your world, as long as the pervert is a librarian, all is right with the world. Your creepy intentions and perversity will see the light of day, and you will be stopped, legally and without a reason to offer leniency. We are simply calling on the government to enforce the law equally. I expect you are all in on equality, not to mention equity. So get with the program. And stay the hell away from my kid.

      • Lucinda says:

        I know of a book that she not be available to children. There’s a scene in it where two daughters fool the drunken father to impregnate them.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Nobody is talking about banning books in the public library, just you I suppose. Providing pornography to children is against the law, whether it happens on a street corner or in a library or in a school. Any parent who wants their kids to read homosexual smut is free to check out those books and give them to their kids, or order them on Amazon, or borrow them from friends. How about you keep your porn-providing “filthy nose” away from my kids?