If you haven’t read Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2005 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which became a 2011 Oscar-nominated movie, here’s a good reason to pick it up: A high school in Illinois just announced that it was being withdrawn from an English-class curriculum after complaints from parents

“Parents should have the right to determine what their students are exposed to in the classrooms,” Michele Sinclair, principal at Mattoon High School in southern Illinois, explained to the local Journal Gazette & Times Courier. The paper said parental concern centered around “several passages that were ‘extremely’ vulgar detailing sexual acts.” Read more…

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