NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City third graders could soon be reading books on bombings, weapons and war as part of a new curriculum approved by city and state education officials.
“The Librarian of Basra” is a book about a librarian living in war-torn Iraq. It features illustrations of planes dropping bombs and soldiers with guns.
In the book, townspeople ask, “Will planes with bombs fill the sky?” “Will soldiers with guns fill the streets?” and “Who among us will die?”
The book is just one of several texts exploring war that could be introduced into New York City schools, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported Monday.