3decided she would check it out. When she took it to the librarian, Mrs. Kotman, Katie Sue asked
if she had read it. Mrs. Kotman replied that she hadn’t, but had read a number of good reviews
and thought it would be a good book to have in their library.That night after eating dinner with her family and doing her homework, Katie Suedecided to get started on her new book. She was particularly excited because it was a novelabout a fifteen-year-old living in a small town, just like her! When she was halfway through the
book, her mother came into the living room. “Whatcha reading, sweetie?” her mother asked asshe sat down beside her daughter. “Oh, just a new book I found. It’s really good.” Katie Sueresponded. “Mind if I take a look?” her mother asked. “Sure.” she said. As her mother began
flipping through the novel, she was hor
rified. “Katie Sue, there is profanity and references to sexin this book! Where did you get this from?” Her daughter gave her a weird look, “Um, at theschool library.” “This is ridiculous
” her mother replied
“There is no way a freshman in high
ol should be reading this elicit of a novel. I’m going to have a talk with your schoollibrarian.”
The next day, Katie Sue’s parents went to the librarian.
“Why was our daughter allowed
to check out this book? It is extremely inappropriate for a girl he
r age.” “I’m sorry Mr. and Mrs.
Plant, but we do not tell the students what they can and cannot checkout. If it is in our library,
they are allowed to check it out.” said Mrs. Kotman. “You mean to tell me, replied Mr. Plant,
that there is no rating system for the books in this library? Why, they should be rated just like
movies and music! I demand that this be done.” “And that’s not all, continued Mrs. Plant. “
Wewant a list of every book in this library that has similar content to
, the novel ourdaughter checked out yesterday.