Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fond du Lac keeps One of Those Hideous Books

After three months of consideration and reconsideration, drawn out by an obstinate parent's refusal to accept the outcomes, the school board in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has voted to retain Sonya Sones' Young Adult novel One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies. The challenge was brought in January, and a review committee recommended keeping the book in the school library, but the challenging parent insisted on appealing that decision to the board.  During the challenge process, the challenger added in at least two titles from the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series, which are still under consideration.


  1. What grounds did they challenge the books on?

  2. A news article says the parent's concern was "Sexual content and age-appropriateness."