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September 24-October 1, 2011

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

2011

Challenged at the Culpeper County (VA) public school by a parent requesting that her daughter not be required to read the book aloud. Initally, it was reported that officials have decided to stop assigning a version of Anne Frank's diary, one of the most enduring symbols of the atrocities of the Nazi regime, due to the complaint that the book includes sexual material and homosexual themes. The director of instruction announced the edition, published on the 50th aniversary of Frank's death in a concentration camp, will not be used in the future despite the fact the school system did not follow its own policy for handling complaints. The remarks set off a hailstorm of criticisms online and brough international attention to the 7,600-student school system in rural Virginia. The superintendent said, however, that the book will remain part of the English classes, although it may be taught at a different grade level.

2010

Challenged at the Culpeper County (VA) public school by a parent requesting that her daughter not be required to read the book aloud. Initally, it was reported that officials have decided to stop assigning a version of Anne Frank's diary, one of the most enduring symbols of the atrocities of the Nazi regime, due to the complaint that the book includes sexual material and homosexual themes. The director of instruction announced the edition, published on the 50th aniversary of Frank's death in a concentration camp, will not be used in the future despite the fact the school system did not follow its own policy for handling complaints. The remarks set off a hailstorm of criticisms online and brough international attention to the 7,600-student school system in rural Virginia. The superintendent said, however, that the book will remain part of the English classes, although it may be taught at a different grade level.



Held at Marshall (Drinko Library, D810.J4 F715).



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