Thursday, March 18, 2010

Book Challenge at North Fond du Lac School Library

Link to March 18 Fond du Lac Reporter article, "Parent wants book removed from NFdL school library".

Excerpt:    A parent in North Fond du Lac is requesting a book of poems be removed from the combined middle and high school library.

John Larson, 489 Temperance Drive, said a poem in the book "Paint Me as I Am" contains the "F" word more than once and other vulgar language.

"The kids are just getting their kicks off the language of the poem," Larson stated on a request for reconsideration form he turned in to the North Fond du Lac School District on March 4.

The book challenge comes on the heels of formal complaints filed by parent Ann Wentworth against seven books in the library at Theisen Middle School in the Fond du Lac School District. Wentworth is appealing to the Board of Education a committee decision to keep the book "One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies" available to students.

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