But few parents are so naïve as to think that a school approved book that depicts violent sex among teens will have no affect on the wider school environment.
One father observed, “My daughter will mix socially with her peers who have absorbed this book, even if she has not read it.
He sometimes uses me to help people.” Worse, however, is that the novel is written with sympathy for the pedophile.
Morrison defends her character, and reportedly wrote the story so the reader becomes a “co-conspirator” with the pedophile.
“The novel has been highly recommended for middle school grades and is just one of many novels that teachers can choose among for reading material,” noted Erin Hughes, spokeswoman for the New York City Department of Education.
Across the country, Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona, acknowledged parental pressure and removed the sexually explicit novel, by Cristina Garcia. The novel is also an “exemplar text” in the Common Core State Standards.
Members were told that “Make Lemonade,” is an optional selection and that parents were free to express their concerns to their respective principals.Additionally, they are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards.The choices should serve as useful guideposts in helping educators select texts of similar complexity, quality, and range for their own classrooms.Bluest Eye, now banned from several school districts, is an explicit depiction of rape, incest, sexual violence and pedophilia.The pedophile, named Soaphead Church, claims God as his inspiration, “I work only through the Lord.