More Book Banning: NJ School Districts Pulls Books For "Homosexual Scenes"

Fox News is reporting that a New Jersey school district has pulled Haruki Murakami‘s Norwegian Wood and Nic Sheff‘s Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines from their middle and high school reading lists: “The district decided to pull the books off the list, with the start of school just days away. ‘There were some words and language that seemed to be inappropriate as far as the parents and some of the kids were concerned,’ said Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J.” Some parents complained that “gay sex scenes” were “inappropriate” for children to read.

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