Snellville mother wants book banned from school


A Gwinnett County parent is trying to get a book she thinks is inappropriate for teenagers taken off school shelves.

The book, "Night Talk" by Elizabeth Cox, is about a friendship between a black and a white girl during the civil rights movement. But parent Laura Booth says the book contains graphic sex scenes and "reads like pornography."

A committee at South Gwinnett High School denied Booth's request in November, saying the book's instructional value outweighs her concerns. The Snellville mother is scheduled to make her case before a districtwide committee in February.

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  • by WC Location: Panama City, Fl on Jan 11, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    This woman needs to get a life. If she doesn't want her child to read the book then do not let them. Do not try to dictate to the whole school system your personal morals. Wake up to the real life.
  • by Marla Location: Atlanta on Jan 9, 2009 at 04:15 PM
    She should govern what reading material is available to her child only, not anyone else's child.
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