I read the report in TLJ this weekend and was LOLing!!! My highlights below:
#1 Conal ISD, Garden Ridge ES
Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle for sexual content or deleted
First of all- Eric Carle????????? Sexual?? (ok, I haven’t read it, but really?) Then the action: content changed or deleted. Hey, I didn’t know we could do that!!!!!
#2 The Ehrhart School
Ransom My Heart, Princess of Genovia BY Princess Mia Thermopolis
Uhhhhhh, did no one catch that the real author is Meg Cabot? Mia Thermopolis is a CHARACTER.
#3 Flour Bluff ISD, Flour Bluff intermediate
Remembering September 11th- a video
We can challenge videos now?
#4 Kemp ISD, Kemp High School
Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
No reason cited, but in the note it says parent felt the plot was depressing. I see why they didn’t want to voice that as their reason; it’s pretty lame. Read more Steinbeck- it totally gets better.
#5 Lake Dallas ES
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angelberger
Cited for having a page with “#?!!**” standing for a cuss word. I guess they didn’t have any books with actual cuss words in them to ban. Good for them (don’t come to my library though!).
#6 Wieland ES in Pfugerville ISD
Captain Underpants- 10 books retained all challenged for “no reason” but included in the note: spelling errors, grammar errors, objectionable story lines/scenes, undesirable/unsafe behavior. Why do you think the kids like it????
#7 Texas College Preparatory Academies/Premier High School
U.S. History teaching materials, Responsive Education Solutions
Challenged for references to religion. Apparently we need to try teaching US history without mentioning religion.
#8 UME Preparatory Academy
Challenged CSCOPE. HAHAHAHAHAHA! At this point, I was about to cry.
Will the insanity never cease? I hope your library offended someone today.