Article Title

South high pulls book as inappropriate

Authors

Jennifer Moody

Newspaper

Albany Democrat-Herald

Date

2000

Challenged Material

Kaffir boy by Mark Mathabane

Reading Level

adult

Location

Albany

Participants

South Albany High School; Christie Plinski;Bill Dixon; Pat Bedore;

Outcome

removed from reading list for the class

Photo Description

Book cover on a display

Photo Caption

"Kaffir Boy" was part of the required reading list in a 10th-grade English class at South Albany

Abstract

"Kaffir Boy" was given as suggested reading in South High's 10th grade literature class without providing an alternate reading or notifying parents of the homosexual rape scenes in the book. The book had been on the supplemental materials list in the textbook. Having it in the library was not challenged and the book is not included in the West Albany High School's literature class.

Keywords

sex, violence, rape, age inappropriate

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