Parents Push to Ban 'Of Mice and Men' & 'The Kite Runner'
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.
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.”
“This is the over-parenting of children that drives me insane,” she said.