Mother seeks ban on reading assignment

News Out Of Maine on the ‘Catcher in Rye’. The mother of a freshman at Noble High School in North Berwick wants J. D. Salinger’s ”The Catcher in the Rye” removed from the freshman curriculum.

She says she had never heard of Salinger’s book, a coming-of-age story about a 16-year-old boy, before she learned it was on her son’s freshman reading list.
After researching the book online with her husband, Minnon concluded it espouses immoral ideas, inappropriate for freshmen-aged students. She is asking that it be removed from the freshman curriculum in School Administrative District 60, which includes Noble High.

The Column from Foster’s Online says “When we ban a book, we commit murder. it can be a short and perilous step between what one person understands to be communication and the banning of books. In fact, the latter is commonly the antithesis of the former.