8th graders assigned book that uses n-word, f-word

- It's a book that's a part of the English lesson at YES Prep Academy in Houston, but some parents say it's time for it to go. That book is called "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", written by Sherman Alexie. 

What disturbs some parents who have middle school age children is the use of the n-word, the f-word, sexual situations and how gay people are described. They say the book goes too far for 13-year-old children. In fact, some schools and libraries around the country have banned the book, but not YES Prep in Houston.

YES Prep released a statement saying in part, "Our reading lists and their purpose are aligned with the state's college and career readiness standards which include building literary awareness and critical thinking skills. We welcome parents' valuable insight on students' education and encourage them to notify us on any concerns they have."

 

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