May Reason Prevail
A committee, appointed by the school district’s superintendent will review the list--which includes titles by Barbara Kingsolver and Jean Auel--and decide whether Wood’s book will be purchased for the
In a televised meeting, the school board was pressured by a boardmember who read profanity-laced passages from another book. It is unclear from the news coverage whether this school board member has actually read Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love, or if the title alone prompted its inclusion on the list. The fact that a book called Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices: Flaws and Fallacies in Scientific Reading Instruction, which seeks to debunk the "science" of early phonics training, got a last-minute reprieve when the principal begged for its life leads me to think perhaps not.
Perhaps the fuss is all about the title.
Let's hope that reason prevails, that the committee members will read the novel and the professional reviews and decide by their own lights, and not under the television camera’s glare