I’m on a rampage in my mind today. Why do people want to do this?? To Kill a Mockingbird? Catcher in the Rye? The Handmaid’s Tale? Lord of the Flies?
Oh yes, we have to hide such disturbing things from people as depicting negativity or “white people as being horrible, nasty, stupid people.” Now, maybe I didn’t like Lord of the Flies much, but it made me think, and I still remember stuff from it today that makes me think. And To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best books I read in grade nine.
Funny I don’t see The Valley of Horses in there… or haven’t any parents ever read that one? Remember Ayla, that Clan of the Cave Bear girl? I read those ones when I was in grade six. Sexually explicit much?
On that note, get rid of 3/4 of Shakespeare’s plays – they’re discriminatory and racist. It doesn’t matter if that’s what the time period was like, it doesn’t matter that every character in a Shakespeare play is some stereotype or other, take them out, they’re bad for kids to read.