A Tennessee school district has banned British author Mark Haddon‘s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for its use of profanity.
The Wilson County School Board in Tennesee pulled the mystery novel, which is about an autistic teenager investigating the death of his neighbor’s dog, from a 9th grade reading list this week.
The Tennesseean reports: “The board voted 3-1 to remove the book from the list of approved reading in the school district. One board member was absent. ‘The F-bomb is pretty common in that book, and that’s what I have a problem with,’ said board member Wayne McNeese, who received complaints about the book from some of his constituents. ‘I’m not dumb enough to think students don’t hear that language, but it doesn’t mean we should promote it.’”