Parents are pushing to ban “Of Mice and Men” in Idaho and “The Kite Runner” in North Carolina.

A curriculum committee in Coeur d'Alene is seeking to ban “Of Mice and Men,” arguing that the language in John Steinbeck’s classic novel is too coarse and that the Depression-era setting is too dark for teens.


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Meanwhile, an Asheville high school has already suspended Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” from the curriculum after a mom complained about profanity and a scene depicting sex assault. The book has been replaced with “All Quiet on the Western Front.”

Julie Roginsky said today on “Outnumbered” that banning books is “so offensive.”


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“This is the over-parenting of children that drives me insane,” she said.