Mom: Assigned book pornography

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 09/13/2005 - 14:36

Yet another know-it-all mom in yet another school wants yet another book banned. This Time it's "Cracking India," a 1992 novel by Pakistani-born Bapsi Sidhwa. Her complaint focuses on two passages spanning four pages of the 289-page book. One describes an oral sexual encounter between the main character and her male cousin. The other describes the main character's sexual fantasies as she grows toward puberty.

"This is pornography; this is not literature," she said Monday. "They need to be held accountable in this county for what is being issued for acceptable reading material."