NCAC reached out quickly and effectively on a challenge to Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle, a summer reading assignment for 9th graders in the Traverse City school district. Parents of a child in one of the district’s high schools filed a formal complaint with the board because of concerns over the subject matter in the book, which discusses child neglect, alcoholism, abuse and sexual activity among adolescents.

A school board reconsideration committee had already supported removing the book, but the school board ultimately voted 4-3 against that recommendation to retain the book.


Traverse City Letter From KRRP