Reader responses: Books you want banned

Salon asked which books you think kids should never have to read in school.

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Where the Red Fern Grows

Why do teachers read this to kids? That's just mean. It's an incredible book but so, so sad. The author just sets up the reader for intense heartbreak. Kids can read this on their own; they don't need to have it shoved down their throats in a public classroom.

The Bible

Enough said.


Are you aware of a public school that is requiring students to read the bible?

Not literally the Bible, but

Louisiana is in fact using public funds to teach kids that the Loch Ness monster is real, and therefore evolution is a big fat lie.
IMO, this is quite bad enough.

Climb a mountain for what?

Into Thin Air. I hate that book. The whole thing is so stupid.

Scarlet Letter

zzz . . .

Just watch the movie :P

Just watch the movie :P

A Separate Peace

I would have been ok with my High School dropping - A Separate Peace

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