Book banned in classes

Anonymous Patron tells us, via the Sacramento Bee, that the YA book Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey has been pulled from the supplemental reading lists of 7th-grade english classes in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District.

Trustees voted 4-1 to stop the novel from being used for instructional purposes but will allow it to remain in libraries as long as students get parental permission to check it out. Trustee Susan Richardson cast the dissenting vote.
Superintendent Jeffrey Jennings said he did not feel the book was appropriate for seventh-graders.

“We should be able to have some discretion as to what our kids have to read,” he said.