Saturday, April 23, 2005


Lois Lowry's "The Giver" Under Attack in Cedar Rapids

A school district committee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has decided that Lois Lowry's "The Giver" should not be taught in elementary schools there. The decision came following a complaint by Lorrie and Shaun Holcomb who didn't want their son to read the book. Teachers defended the book as age appropriate.

"I really liked this book and want younger kids to be able to experience it," one fifth grader told the committee.

The superintendant will have the final word on whether to follow the committees advice, or allow the book to be taught.


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