School suspends reading of 'The Kite Runner' until review



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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Asheville high school has suspended reading of the bestselling book "The Kite Runner" in an honors English class after a complaint form parent who's also a former school board member.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/1Q8QdRs) students in the class at Reynolds High School will read a different book until a committee reviews "The Kite Runner."

The book was being used as a supplementary instructional text in the class. Parents could have their child read another book.

Parent Lisa Baldwin says she complained about the book for several reasons, including its adult themes.

"The Kite Runner" tells the story of a wealthy boy in Afghanistan and his best friend, who's the son of his father's servant. The servant's son is beaten and raped by an older boy.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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