City-approved ‘Make Lemonade’ eighth-grade book sparks furor over sexy passages
The city-approved curriculum for eighth-graders is under fire from some middle school principals, who are outraged over the choice of a novel they call inappropriate for 13-year-olds.
As part of Scholastic’s CODEX curriculum, eighth-graders are reading the novel “Make Lemonade,” which includes graphic make-out scenes, descriptions of nontraditional families and sexual content.
“I don’t question the literary value of this book, but as the former principal of a middle school, I find its content inappropriate for eighth-graders and I know it would create a problem in their diverse communities,” said principals union president Ernest Logan.
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