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Is Anne Frank's Diary Too Graphic for School?

A mother in Northville, Michigan has filed a formal complaint with her daugher’s school district, claiming that passages in Anne Frank’s diary are too graphic for a seventh grade class.

Parent Gail Horalek told the Northville Patch that the school should have asked for the parents’ permission before assigning the book, or at least sent a written warning, as is done for other “sensitive material.”

“If they watch any kind of movie with a swear word in it, I have to sign a permission slip,” she said.

The passage that Horek comes from the unedited, “definitive” version of the diary, in which the teenager writes about her own genitalia:

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