CA Students should be able to read book unedited, panel says

East Union High School students should be allowed to read the original version of the controversial autobiography “Kaffir Boy” in a senior English class, a Manteca Unified School District instructional material review committee decided Tuesday.

The committee’s recommendation will go before the school board next month, along with an admonishment that the board didn’t follow the district’s complaint policy when asking the committee to determine if the original edition of the book was appropriate for the English class. An alternative, the author-edited version of the book, contains two paragraphs intentionally altered to make a the original version’s depiction of child prostitution less graphic