TC school board to take up book ban request

Parents of a student at Traverse City West Senior High School are asking school officials to have a book banned.
AP Wire
Dec 5, 2012


Heather and Jeff Campbell recently complained about "The Glass Castle," and the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education is set to weigh in on the matter next week.

Jeannette Walls' memoir includes explicit language and references to child molestation, adolescent sexual exploits and violence. It was assigned to the Campbells' daughter over the summer as part of a freshman honors English course.

The Campbells want the book banned from the curricula for grades 9-11.

Parent Billie Jo Clark said she plans to have her ninth-grade son read "The Glass Castle." She said "the book had a lot of great, resonating things."


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