Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Available At: Rampart

Categories : Sexual, Violence

Description: Milk and Honey is an Indian-Canadian collection of both abstract fiction and non-fiction poetry and prose. 

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains illustrations depicting non-sexual nudity; sexual activities including sexual assault.

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

The above scale indicates whether, in our view, the referenced book violates established and upheld Federal (Miller Test) and State (Colorado Obscenity Test) standards. Books that violate ALL established standards will have a table printed in red. Under Colorado Law, willful distribution of such material is deemed a Class 6 penalty carrying a fine and/or up to 18 months in prison.


Page 8: The illustration depicts a naked woman sitting with her legs open with the words “you have been taught your legs are a pit stop for men that need a place to rest a vacant body empty enough for guests but no one ever comes and is willing to stay”.

Page 15: He guts her with his fingers like he’s scraping the inside of a cantaloupe clean.

Page 20: You plough into me with two fingers and I am mostly shocked. It feels like rubber against an open wound. I do not like it. You begin pushing faster and faster.

Additional Snippets Here