Skip to comments.Northville Mother Upset About Seventh Graders Reading Unedited 'Diary of Anne Frank'
Posted on 05/01/2013 8:34:52 AM PDT by Altariel
A Northville mother is upset about the unedited version of "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" that her seventh grade student is reading in school.
According to an article on myfoxdetroit.com, parent Gail Horalek filed a formal complaint with the Northville school district about a passage in the book that she thinks is too graphic for students that age.
In the passage, Anne Frank discusses the discovery of her genitalia.
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Uhh... the Liberals are pushing sex ed on Kindergartners! They’re teaching condom use in 5th grade. They’re allowing tweens to get birth control and the morning-after pill.
They’re banned most classic literature in lieu of technical manuals with this Common Core bullshit.
And this woman is complaining about a piece of literature that’s been considered required reading for decades?
Get the Hell out of town! Homeschool your kid if you’re that concerned.
I read this book back when I was in middle school. My daughter read it this year (7th grade) and discussed one evening how Anne was either bisexual or a lesbian. I almost choked! I said, “I don’t remember THAT!”. I read the edited version for the time. She then showed me several passages that .. discussed her wanting to touch another girl’s chest. So, yes... if you read this book in your youth, you may have read the edited version.
We have idiots everywhere, even conservative idiots.
It’s not remotely lesbian related, it’s puberity confusion related. In short, normal 7th grade girl stuff.
To me, it shows Anne to be just another human wasted by the National Socialists.
Gimme a break. I have, er, First-Hand knowledge of how teenaged boys think. It likely would be a revelation to the mother in this article, if not heart-attack inducing.
Boggles my mind. It’s a critical piece of nonfiction.
The school left the erotic romantic encounters in there?
Who says the "Northville mother" is "conservative"?
I would bet she voted for Ubama.
I also never discount the possibility that this could be a liberal set-up to try to paint conservatives as prudish and out of touch.
I read it in the 4th grade.
And at the time found the the concept of the Holocaust far more shocking than reflecting upon body parts that all us gals have.
Sometimes grisly truths are worth teaching to young’uns. The Holocaust is probably one of them.
The Easter story isn’t about bunnies and colored eggs, either ... its got a happy ending, but its a gruesome story of torture, persecution and death. And, if your kid doesn’t know it, he should.
That is what I told her but the edited vs unedited are different. Now.. taken from a 7th graders viewpoint (along with her friends)... they felt it was bisexual. To be fair, with the media push and discussion of homosexuality/bisexuality these days... the concept of puberty confusion may not be as considered by today’s preteen or early teen. In short, since it is everywhere (tv shows, news, etc) the feeling that it is lesbian related.. isn’t surprising to me.
We watched the entire Holocaust miniseries in school. Yeah it was some brutal stuff for 13 and 14 year olds but it needed to be done.
In fact our math teacher showed us the number tattoo on his arm.
As brutal as that was, "War and Remembrance' was much more brutal.
Band of Brothers would have done us some good in school as well but that was long after my school days.
Did she have Justin Bieber’s autographed version?
So would have Saving Private Ryan.
We had better teachers back then. Some of them were WWII Vets and in one case a concentration camp survivor.
They taught with conviction.
The majority of the class seemed to think this meant he was homosexual.
Me and the teacher were aghast and convinced them “not THAT kind of man's man.”.