School board objects to Gary Paulsen.

From the Elk Grove Times:

Board members at Elk Grove School District 59, divided on whether to ban a book from the Friendship Junior High's summer reading list because of its descriptions of animal cruelty, will read student book reports to help them come to a decision.

The fictional book "Harris and Me" by Gary Paulsen contains passages describing a chicken blown out of a stove pipe and frog mutilations. The book revolves around two pre-teen cousins and their raucous antics on a farm.

Sigh.  There is such a thing as being TOO politically correct, you know.

I wonder what they would have thought of the boys that rode my school bus.  They used to put frogs in their back pockets and bend over until the frogs' heads popped off.  Eeeew.