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Local woman tries to ban children's Muppets book

Posted: 4:17 PM, Dec 10, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-10 16:17:23-05

MARSHFIELD -- A Marshfield School Board member 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 Kermit the Frog. The book illustrates children living in poverty, homelessness, and war. But one woman says the book is too graphic for children.

Mary Carney tells us she began to speak out this summer after reading the book for herself.

"It's almost like its 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 Mary Carney, Marshfield School Board Member.

School leaders did not answer our request for comment.

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