Some Duke University freshmen are refusing to read LGBT summer reading book
Back to school time means back to homework, studying, and of course, scrambling to finish that summer reading. For some incoming freshmen at Duke University, they won't be finishing their summer reading list...because they are refusing to read the book.
"Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" is Bechnel's memoir about growing up in rural Pennsylvania with a gay, yet closeted father, as well as her own coming out as a lesbian. While empowering to some, other Duke University students feel the novel has crossed the line beyond their Catholic values, "from literary to pornographic material."
Duke spokesperson, Michael Schoenfeld, says while he understands not everyone will enjoy the same novel, the university wishes students would keep an open mind.
So we want to know, what do you think about Duke University's recommendation of "The Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" for college freshmen?
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