That’s just off the top of my head, but there are more: Harper Lee, Bronte, Bronte, Wharton and Swift.
So much literature, so little time for summer reading. I recall summer reading lists of yore, good reads all. But that wasn’t the case in a New Jersey school district where teachers, librarians and school administrators recommended smut for students, which was then approved by the board. Ready for this? Via FoxNews:
One book, “Norwegian Wood,” was on a list for incoming sophomores in an honors English class. The book includes a graphic depiction of a lesbian sex scene between a 31-year-old woman and a 13-year old girl, according to a report first published in the Gloucester County Times.
Not just smut, but illicit and illegal. Nice.
The other book in question was “Tweak (Growing up on Methamphetamines).” That book included depictions of drug usage and a homosexual orgy.
“That has created a controversy,” Earling told Fox News Radio, referring to the drug usage – along with the lesbian and gay sex scenes. “We’ve pulled them from our summer reading list.”
Can you imagine engaging students in class discussion? Oh, Suzy, did the depiction of statutory rape bother you? Whoopsie! Let’s all keep an open mind!
The superintendent said students have seen more graphic things on television or in the movies – and noted that only about a dozen people actually complained.