My 9 year old boy was struggling with writing a summary for the latest chapter of the book they're reading in school. So, I read the chapter to see if I could help.
O. M. G.
A white girl was captured by Indians. The guys got super drunk. Then it describes in detail how one of the guys repeatedly hit the young girl until she nearly passed out & then pinned both of her arms to the bed and got on top of her wanting her "as a man wants a woman" - to teach her to "be a good squaw".
She was desparately trying to get away but he was too strong. She was begging (in her mind) to die because dying was better than this. The only thing that saved her was someone else showing up & pulling him off.
So...summary? Dude gets drunk & beats & tries to rape girl.
How would you feel about your 9 year old reading that?? He didn't even fully understand what he was reading (thank God) & I sure don't trust the school to explain it to him!! So inappropriate to be reading about freaking RAPE at 9 years old.
I will be going in to talk with the teacher.