Spinning by Tillie Walden

Available At: Challenger, DCC (MS), Eagleview, Timberview

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence

Description: A short biography of a young female competitive figure skater.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: This book contains nudity; alternate sexualities; hate commentary involving homophobia; violence involving attempting sexual assault; and profanity.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 117: “I started getting invited to sleepovers and birthday parties. Make-out sessions were common at these sleepovers, though they were considered “experimentation” and homophobia still managed to be rampant. And, of course, the girl I actually wanted to kiss never came to these gatherings.”

Page 267: “I hate how my nipples show through.”

Page 288: “Tillie is sitting across a table from a young man looking at a laptop. The illustrations on the middle of the page depict the young man turning his laptop around to show Tillie the nude woman kneeling with her left arm behind her head.”

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