South high pulls book as inappropriate
Kaffir boy by Mark Mathabane
South Albany High School; Christie Plinski;Bill Dixon; Pat Bedore;
removed from reading list for the class
Book cover on a display
"Kaffir Boy" was part of the required reading list in a 10th-grade English class at South Albany
"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.
sex, violence, rape, age inappropriate