Nearly fifty years after it was written, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is apparently too much for high school students–at least according to a significant portion of the Glendale school system’s Secondary Education Council. Board members are in an uproar over the potential inclusion of the book in Glendale high’s 11th grade advanced placement English curriculum.
“I think ‘chilling’ is far too benign a word to use,” school board member Mary Boger told the Glendale News-Press of the book.
God forbid smart kids read something “chilling.” Or beyond “chilling” even. Maybe they should just watch Teletubbies all day instead.
The final board vote over whether kids will be allowed to study the book will be held sometime in October.