Friday, June 17, 2005


Buffalo Tree Ban Reversed

Darrin Youker of the Reading Eagle reports that The Buffalo Tree will be back in the classroom in Muhlenberg (near Reading, Penn.) English classes. The school board voted 6-2 Wednesday to reinstate the novel by Adam Rapp after removing it from the reading list last April following complaints by parent Tammy D. Hahn.

"A 12-year-old boy recounts his day-to-day battles in a juvenile detention center," says a The Publishers Weekly review of The Buffalo Tree. "Graphic images and a narrative heavily seasoned with slang and expletives make Sura's hellish story all the more real and immediate." It is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Teachers played a key role in turning back district censorship of the book and getting it back in the classroom.


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