Kids’ book with BLM reference to remain on school shelves

Sumner County School Board members (L-R) Sarah Andrews, Steven King, Betsy Hawkins and Andy Daniels discussed a parent’s appeal of the children’s book, “A Place Inside of Me” by Zetta Elliott during the board’s regular meeting on Nov. 15.

The children’s book “A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart,” will remain in two Sumner County elementary school libraries following a second vote last week by the Sumner County Board of Education.

A Jack Anderson Elementary School parent asked that the poem and picture book about a young black boy’s struggle with his emotions after a girl in his neighborhood is killed by police be removed from the school’s library in August.