Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We're book burning now? Book with lesbian sex taken off school's summer reading list

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:39 AM

I wonder if the New Jersey school system reads the books before they put them on the reading list?

Fox News is reporting that Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J has removed Norwegian Wood and Tweak (Growing up on Methamphetamines) from the reading list of middle and high school students.


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.

The other book in question was “Tweak (Growing up on Methamphetamines).” That book included depictions of drug usage and a homosexual orgy.

It's not as if these scenes jumped into the books after they were placed on the list. And I'm sure these kids in New Jersey have never seen Jersey Shore. (Insert eye roll)

It's knee-jerk reactions like this that keep this country behind when it comes to sex education.

Peter Sprigg, with the Family Research Council, said he’s not surprised by the controversy surrounding the books.

“Here we see the intersection of parental values being offended, the hyper-sexualization of our youth and the homosexual agenda being pushed,” Sprigg told Fox News Radio. “This just illustrates why a lot of American parents are not willing to entrust their children to the public schools anymore.”

So whose idea was it to put books featuring explicit sex scenes on a summer reading list for teenagers?

Earling said the school district’s summer reading list was prepared by a committee made up of teachers, librarians and school administrators. The board of education ultimately approved the list.

We're talking about books that adults read and just days before school starts, there is a problem? Wow.
In Switzerland, kids are actually taught that men have penises and women have vaginas.

Another part of the teacher’s guide instructs kids to learn about pleasure while they rub themselves with warm sand bags while listening to soft music.

Do better, America.

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events

items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2018 Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation