(CNN) Officials in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have directed school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books that have been challenged through the district's formal complaint process in the past school year, including the Bible and an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank's diary.
The Keller Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted policies last week that set new standards for how books and other instructional materials are chosen for schools, including putting books up for 30 days of public review before they are purchased by libraries and removing challenged materials from shelves while they are being reviewed.
"All of the books included in Tuesday's email have been included on Keller ISD's Book Challenge list over the past year.
Books that meet the new guidelines will be returned to the libraries as soon as it is confirmed they comply with the new policy," the statement said.
The Keller school district allows parents, employees and district residents to file formal objections, or challenges, to books and instructional materials used in schools.
A committee then considers whether the materials are educationally suitable and makes a decision on whether the material will remain in schools, the district website says. »