Parent challenges children's library book
SPTimes Reports A 30-year-old novel by popular children's author Judy Blume could be stripped from Hernando County school libraries later this month.
Officials at Spring Hill Elementary School already have removed Deenie from circulation after a parent complained about passages that talk frankly about masturbation. The book chronicles the life of a seventh-grade girl dealing with curvature of the spine.
"What she read isn't bad," said mom Jerri Trammell, who complained to Spring Hill principal John DiRienzo. "I just don't want her to learn about it from Judy Blume."
Trammell said her daughter brought the book home as part of the school's Accelerated Reader program, which includes tests. Her daughter read the passages aloud, stunning Trammell.