Dallas teens need permission from their parents to read Dracula, other classics

Dallas teens need permission from their parents to read Dracula, other classics
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High school students in the Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, Texas, must have permission slips signed by parents or guardians before cracking open six books.

Permission is needed to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler, and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. In September, the district suspended the books by Stein, Walls, and Shipler in addition to four others, but this was later reversed.

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