Board lets parents decide if children should read ‘The Giver’

The Nashua Telegraph – Nashua,NH Reports Elementary school teachers in Nashua must now notify parents if they are going to use an award-winning science-fiction book called “The Giver” in their classrooms.

The school board made the decision Monday night, by a 7-1 vote, after a two-hour hearing.

A review of the book’s use in city schools was initiated after a parent, Jodi Gould, said her fourth-grade daughter was “very bothered and upset” by some of the book’s themes of suicide and euthanasia.