Parents Against Bad Schools: Complaints About Books

From October 2005 Harpers Magazine:

From the "Sample book review documentation form" supplied by the Fairfax, Virginia activist group Parents Against Bad Books in Schools, for use by parents when registering a complaint in a school library:

1. Does the book contain any sexual content? Indicate level of vividness, using the following as a gen’l guide:
    Basic – large breasts
    Graphic – large, voluptuous, bouncing breasts
    Very graphic – larage, voluptuous, bouncing breats with hard nipples
    Extremely graphic – larage, voluptuous, bouncing breats with hard nipples convered with glistening sweat and bite marks

2. Does the book contain any violent content? Indicate level of vividness:
    Basic – cut off his head
    Graphic – cut off his head, blood gushed onto floor
    Very graphic – cut off his head, blood gushed onto floor, splattered on wall, and head bounced on the floor
    Extremely graphic – cut off his head, blood gushed onto floor, splattered on wall, and head bounced on the floor, and his brains slowly oozed out onto the carpet in a purple gray mass

2 Responses to Parents Against Bad Schools: Complaints About Books

  1. Saar Drimer says:

    Now Ben, did you make this up?

  2. Chris Yeh says:

    Sounds like a good how-to manual on how to write a best-seller!

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