7 Books Banned by Highland Park ISD After Parental Protest

Students in Highland Park can no longer read seven specific books -- at least not at school.

Our partners at The Dallas Morning News report the district suspended the following seven books from the high school's approved book list.

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hese
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The list modifications came after parents expressed concern about references to rape, sex and other topics in the books.

The parents were worried the content was too mature for high school students.

Click here to read The Dallas Morning News Opinion Blog "Are You a Helicopter Parent If You Censor Your Child's School Reading List?"

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