Thursday, September 29, 2005


Iowa School District Bans Pullitzer Prize Finalist

The Associated Press reports the Solon [Eastern Iowa] school board committee has voted to ban Tim O’Brien’s novel ‘‘The Things they Carried’’ from the eighth-grade curriculum.‘‘

They thought it was a good book, quality literature, but probably a little mature for eighth-grade students,’’ Superintendent Brad Manard said.

Manard said one parent complained about language in the book, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1990.

Hey, you can't say they don't know how to celebrate Banned Books Week in Solon.


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