Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Friday, December 10, 2004  

Via the Bookslut blog, a news item from Maine about the parent of a 14 year old who wants to have The Catcher in the Rye banned from her child's school curriculum.

The latest debate about the coming-of-age story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield is playing out at Noble High School in North Berwick.

Andrea Minnon of Lebanon said she had never heard of "The Catcher in the Rye" before she learned that it was on her 14-year-old son Spencer's freshman reading list. After researching the book online with her husband, she concluded that it espouses immoral ideas that are inappropriate for freshman-age students. Now she wants it removed from the freshman curriculum.

(And this is the place I've chosen to spend my Christmas vacation?)

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