Diary of Anne Frank Removed From Virginia School Library After Parent Complains
‘The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition is pulled from Culpeper County school.
It is a standard school requirement to read The Diary of Anne Frank, the most widely read literature concerning Holocaust victims. But for the Culpeper County School System in Virginia, one version of Ms. Frank’s diary is just “too explicit” to teach students.
After a parent complained about the sexual references (more specifically, a vagina passage) in The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, the school library pulled the books from its shelves and will no longer be teaching the version to students.
“What we have asked is that this particular edition will not be taught,” said Jim Allen, director of instruction for the school system. “I don’t want to make a big deal out of this. So we listened to the parent and we pulled it.”
Instead, the school will now only be teaching the original edition of Ms. Frank’s diary, which was published in 1947. In this version, about 30 percent of Anne Frank’s original diary entries are missing because her father Otto Frank decided to censor his daughter’s more intimate thoughts.
They were later published though in the version that the Culpeper County School System will no longer be reading. (Fox News)