Chocolate War reversal in Maryland.
From the Baltimore Sun:
Harford County's school superintendent has reversed her decision to bar a provocative book from a course for high school freshmen, announcing yesterday that The Chocolate War can return to classrooms.
If teachers want to use it, they are now required to inform the administration ahead of time. Parental consent forms will also be required. The book is not being used as a core lit title, but as an alternative if the teacher decides that the class will respond better to a more action-oriented book.
The standard pick is Inventing Elliot, which I haven't read. You?
[Later: Just read the SLJ review. It sounds kind of awesome.]