Challenged in TN: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
The School board removed an award-winning book from their reading lists due to profanity Monday.
The issue was brought up by School Board member Wayne McNeese, who had spoken about his objection to the profanity in the book “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon in meetings before. He was troubled that it was on the preferred reading lists because it contains profanity.
“It’s repulsive,” said McNeese of the language.
So. Was there no challenge committee, no process, no nothing? Just this one Board member taking issue with the book being on a list of RECOMMENDED (read: not required) reading, and then the Board voting to take it off the list, without necessarily even having read it for themselves? Because that's sure what I gathered from the article.
ETA: And this one, too.