Glendale school board may block ‘In Cold Blood’ – latimes.com

Glendale school board may block ‘In Cold Blood’ – latimes.com

The landmark 1966 literary nonfiction book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote may not make it onto a high school honors reading list in Glendale after obections were raised by a committee made up of school principals. The school board must approve the book before it can be taught; “I think ‘chilling’ is far too benign a word to use,” school board member Mary Boger said of it.

An 11th grade teacher has requested permission to add In Cold Blood to her Advanced Placement class reading list.

Since this is such a pivotal work in literary history, students who have not read it will be at a decided disadvantage when they take the AP exam.

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