Wisc. woman tries to ban children's Muppets book

Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 16:41:26-05

MARSHFIELD, Wisc. -- A school board member in Marshfield, Wisconsin, is making national news over her effort to ban a Muppets book from the school's kindergarten classes.

The book titled "For Every Child, a Better World" is narrated by the character Kermit the Frog, and the book illustrates children living in poverty, homelessness and war.

However, Marshfield School Board member Mary Carney said the book is too graphic for children. She told WTMJ she began to speak out this summer after reading the book for herself.

"It's almost like it's the worst of the worst; if you do get a chance to look at some of the images, they're disturbing to look at as an adult," said Carney.

School leaders did not answer WTMJ's request for comment.

Carney said an eight-person committee voted to approve the book in the kindergarten curriculum Wednesday afternoon, starting in February. She also said the next step would be for superintendent approval and final vote of the school board.