One of these book, Norwegian wood, includes a graphic depiction of a lesbian sex scene between a 31-year-old woman and a 13-year old girl, according to a report first published in the Gloucester County Times.These books were on a list of books to read for middle school and high school students. It had been made by teachers, librarians and school administrators and accepted by the board of education.
"They read the books," said Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools, "They did not judge that it inadequate was based on the language which is employed, common language used on the street."
He also added that teenagers saw more explicit things on television and that only a dozen people complained.
"I don’t think that’s relevant for any teenager," said Robin Myers, a parent of a girl assigned to read the book. "I was just kind of in shock."
Peter Sprigg, of Family Research Council, said to Fow News Radio :
"Here we see the intersection of parental values being offended, the hyper-sexualization of our youth and the homosexual agenda being pushed.
This just illustrates why a lot of American parents are not willing to entrust their children to the public schools anymore."
From now on, the parents will participate in the creation of the books' list.