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NC mother wants book removed from high school library

Posted on: 1:44 pm, October 12, 2013, by

"A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl" (Wikipedia) and Currituck County High School (Currituck.k12.nc.us)

"A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl" (Wikipedia) and Currituck County High School (Currituck.k12.nc.us)

CURRITUCK, N.C. — A North Carolina parent wants a high school library to remove a book about teenage girls and their sexual encounters with a “bad boy.”

The Virginian-Pilot reported that Aydlett resident Elissa Cooper wants “A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl” removed from the Currituck County High School library.

Cooper said she plans to go before the Currituck County Board of Education on Monday to make her argument.

She said her daughter brought the book home to read last February. The book is not required reading for students.

Cooper described the book as “pornographic” and said she wants to make the public more aware of its content.

Cooper complained, but a high school review committee decided in June to keep the book. She appealed, but a district wide committee also agreed to keep the book in July.

The book was written by Tanya Lee Stone and published in 2006. It is written in poetic form about three high school girls who date a senior boy with a bad reputation.

Read more: The Virginian-Pilot

5 comments

  • Dopple says:

    Parent’s need to march on the public school system and demand they stop trying to destroying our youth. Sadly however, a lot of the parents help the government ran schools do it.

  • whitney says:

    If you don’t want your child to read something, don’t allow them to read it. Let the other students parents decide if their kids can read it. It’s not even required reading. Oh..and the mom just made it the hottest book in the library.

  • Joe says:

    Freedom of press is still a right, and as a government organization a public school has not only the right, but the duty to uphold it. That being said its not a schools job to raise your kids right, its a parents. People need to stop blaming everyone and everything else on there problems, and just deal with their issues.

  • Faith says:

    Whitney and Joe, I agree with both of you. What one parent may find unacceptable another parent may find ok. It is up to the parents to make this decision, not the school. You walk a very slippery slope when you start banning books. This is not a Nazi state.

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