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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  1. Only New Jersey would have a book on its middle school reading list with the subtitle "Growing up on Methamphetamines." Book banning is never a good idea, but I don't think that pulling a book from a school's curriculum because of sexual content always counts as book banning. That being said, I still probably wouldn't agree with this if I were to read through both books. As well all know, stuff like this doesn't really have anything to do with the moral welfare of children.

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