A Pennsylvania school district has retained two challenged titles — Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Curtiss Sittenfeld’s Prep — on its high school reading list. However, the reprieve may be temporary, as the books were retained based on a technicality. From the East Penn News:
Seidenberger said there is a process in place for district residents to challenge books on the reading list. The district did not receive an official complaint about the books until Monday, before the school board meeting.
CBLDF lent its support to the two novels by signing onto a letter written by the Kids’ Right to Read Project (a joint effort of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression). The books are two of several dozen that appear on the high school reading list. They were challenged by parents who felt that sexual content in the titles was inappropriate and “pornographic.” School Director Julian Stolz agreed with the parents, asking for a vote regarding the books at the East Penn School District school board meeting that took place on Monday.