A-C board to vote tonight on book ban
LEBANON DAILY NEWS
Brad Rhen | April 19, 2012
The Annville-Cleona School Board is scheduled to vote at its meeting tonight on banning an award-winning children’s book after a student’s parents complained that illustrations in the book are pornographic.
A committee convened to evaluate the complaint has apparently agreed with the parents and has recommended removing the book from the district’s elementary-school libraries.
Earlier this year, the district removed the book “The Dirty Cowboy” by Amy Timberlake from the shelves at Cleona Elementary School, pending a review.
The committee evaluating “The Dirty Cowboy” convened on April 12.
The book, illustrated by Adam Rex, is the story of a young cowboy who needs his annual bath and instructs his dog to watch his clothes while he bathes. When the cowboy emerges from his bath in the river, the dog does not recognize his familiar smell and refuses to give back the cowboy’s clothes.
A-C: Too dirty
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(Lebanon Daily News | Brad Rhen | April 20, 2012)