BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — After nearly an entire semester, the Brevard County Book Review Committee will begin meetings after a hiatus. The committee, which is tasked with deciding whether books are appropriate for school shelves, canceled meetings after members were allegedly doxed and harassed.

What You Need To Know

  • The committee will be meeting for the first time in months on Friday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.

  • During their break, the books pending review had been pulled off shelves and were unavailable in school libraries

  • Titles awaiting formal review vary, ranging from "The Kite Runner" to "Bible Stories for Little Angels"

  • MORE: Brevard County school book review committee to resume meeting next month

Dozens of titles have remained off library shelves as the book committee paused its review process. Earlier this year, school board members said that committee members faced backlash during their involvement in the review process, which prompted them to cancel meetings.

Under the book review policy, any book facing a formal challenge by a member of the public is promptly pulled off shelves as it awaits evaluation. Dozens of books have been stuck in limbo, removed from schools with no committee members convening to review them.

The current list of books up for review varies. Some notable titles have been required reading in classes across the U.S., including “The Kite Runner” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.” Children’s books also made the list, including “Bible Stories for Little Angels,” which Amazon describes as a book suitable for ages 3 to 5 about Bible stories.

Prior to canceling meetings, the committee posted decisions on five books. Three books were completely removed from libraries. All were from author Rupi Kaur, including the poetry book “Milk and Honey.”

In November, Brevard County School Board Member Gene Trent said evaluations were happening at a snail’s pace, even when meetings were happening at regular intervals.

“If you do the math, we’re a little bit shy of 15 years to go through the books,” said Trent, District 2 Board member, during last month’s board meeting.

The book review committee will meet again on Friday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. The first book in line is “Sold” by Patricia McCormick.

Here’s a look at the list of books that are pending formal review:

  • “Damsel” by E.K. Arnold

  • “Forever” by J Blume

  • “Not my Problem,” by C Smyth

  • “Red Hood” by E Arnold

  • “This One Summer,” by M. Tamaki

  • “Infandous” by E Arnold

  • “The Haters” by J Andrews

  • “The Nowhere Girls,” by A Reed

  • “A Court of Silver Flames,” by S. Maas

  • “Breathless” by J Niven

  • “Last Night at the Telegraph Club,” by M. Lo

  • “The Infinite Moment of Us,” by L Myracle

  • “A Court of Thorns and Roses,” by S. Maas

  • “A Court of Wings and Ruin,” by S. Maas

  • “A Court of Frost and Starlight,” by S. Maas

  • “A Court of Mist and Fury,” by S. Maas

  • “Tilt” by E. Hopkins

  • “Tricks” by E. Hopkins

  • “Sold” by P. McCormick

  • “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Perez

  • “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

  • “Jesus Land” by Julia Scheeres

  • “Beautiful” by Amy Reed

  • “People Kill People,” by Ellen Hopkins

  • “Living Dead Girls” by Elizabeth Scott

  • “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky

  • “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” by George Johnson

  • “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Kurt Vonnegut

  • “House of Sky and Breath,” by Sarah Maas

  • “Bible Stories for Little Angels,” by Sarah J. Dodd

  • “The Action Bible God’s Redemptive Story,” by Sergio Cariello