Here we go again. This time it's the combination of a misguided jackass and a politically correct bunch of wimps on a school board that decides to ban Slaughterhouse-Five from a Missouri high school library. How does this kind of thing keep happening in the 21st century?
CBS has the details, but it boils down to this:
Two books have been banned from the libraries and curriculum at Republic High School after a parent complained that their content taught principles contrary to the Bible.[...]
[Minor] said "Slaughterhouse Five" contained crude language and adult themes that are more appropriate for college-age students.Do the folks on this school board even have a clue as to what high school students see, read, and do every day of the week? ...and they are worried that Slaughterhouse-Five might not be age approrpriate? Give me a break.
By the way, two other books were on the jackass's hit list: Twenty Boy Summer (Sarah Ockler) and Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson). The only survivor was the Anderson book. Way to go Missouri, you really showed me something.
So it goes.