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Richland, Washington School Board Bans James Frey’s Book (The Reich Would Be Proud)

from The News Tribune

Richland School Board to hear appeal on book

BY JACQUES VON LUNEN, HERALD STAFF WRITER Published: 02/02/11

RICHLAND — A good novel can teach a lot about life. But how much profanity or other objectionable content should be in novels used in school?

That’s the question the Richland School Board will be asked to consider tonight when a West Richland parent asks to have Snow Falling on Cedars by Washington writer David Guterson removed from the list of books that could be used in an Advanced Placement English language and composition class at Hanford High School.

The committee seemed to be in agreement on its first book from the long list Tuesday. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey got little support from those who seemed to be the least willing to ban a book from school.

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[ click to read full article at The New Tribune ]

Posted on February 6, 2011 by Editor

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