Michigan: Northville Public Schools Offers Options to Challenged Book
From The Detroit News:
Tami Carlone was dismayed when learning her daughter had been assigned to read acclaimed writer Toni Morrison’s book, “The Bluest Eye” as part of Northville High School’s Advanced Placement English course.
She objects to the novel’s content, including depicting a sexual assault. So Carlone filed a request with the district, aiming to have officials reconsider having the work included as part of the curriculum.
That idea inspired her, and many other parents, to pack a Northville Public Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.
Board members unanimously approved a committee recommendation that allows parents to choose between the Morrison novel or two other works this spring.
“Because of your feedback, we’re giving you a choice,” board President Adam Phelps told the audience.
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See Also: Background/Comment From Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Joins Defense of The Bluest Eye in Michigan School District
See Also: Background/Comment/Letter From National Coalition Against Censorship
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