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50 Cent's Book is Recommended High School Reading

Posted: September 28th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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New York's Rochester city school district has added 50 Cent's "From Pieces to Weight" book to its recommended reading list for kids during the summer months, despite that the rapper is known for glorifying drugs, sex and violence.

"Our kids are already going through hell and already killing each other and killing us and the killing the community and we don't need anymore of the violence," said Reverend Marlowe Washington, chairman of the literacy movement. "If you don't read that book to your kid then why would you tell my kid to read it?"

A group of librarians reviewed the titles and chose books that would interest students, stir debate and encourage conversation. But some parents feel the book promotes a lifestyle they are trying to keep their children away from.

"Some of the books that we cherish today were banned a few years ago. '1984' was banned, 'Huckleberry Finn' was banned," added Washington. "Who is deciding what is or what is not appropriate reading for kids?"

Note: I realize that this is hardly movie news, since 50 Cent is hardly an actor.

Source: WHEC


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johnny_boy writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 6:49:41 AM

"Note: I realize that this is hardly movie news, since 50 Cent is hardly an actor."

Good call
johnny_boy writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 6:51:40 AM

I hate to be a d*ck(well not really) but if this book is recommended for New York's Rochester city school district, how dumb must they be? I can't think of anything smart 50 cent has ever said in interviews or lyrics
Crazyhorse writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 8:41:09 AM

The same idiots making a decision to ban Huck Finn yet promote this crap are the same idiots who think its ok to have a mosque built at the WTC site and who say Captain America cant be pro-American

I wish these idiots would leave our country
Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 10:21:19 AM

I misread the title. I thought 50 cent was recommended to start reading
FBO writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 11:02:24 AM

@ FN - i don't know if that's happened yet.

Yeah, that would sound about right for new york. Next thing you know instead of showing productions from the discovery channel to students they're going to show Jersey Shores and then say something claiming that it educational
Kurskij writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 12:10:48 PM

"despite that the rapper is known for glorifying drugs, sex and violence".

I really don't see the problem. Yes, buttsekas is missing, but kids are smart these days - they'll figure it out by themselves.
nhlhitzpower writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 12:28:48 PM

^^

"I really don't see the problem. Yes, buttsekas is missing, but kids are smart these days - they'll figure it out by themselves."

You failed just there.
Kurskij writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 1:02:02 PM

Think again just here.

A little clue: sarcasm.
Scott Baiowulf writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 6:00:22 PM

How bout make the side of cereal boxes recommended reading instead?
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 9:10:29 PM

Goes to show reading ISN'T fundamental.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 11:05:14 PM

If they only shot at his eye socket, this could have been no bigger than a Cliff Notes edition.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 11:39:10 PM

Wonder if each book will come with a complementary bag of crack, a syringe, a venerally stained needle, a 9 mm with a full clip, a tube to tie off the vein, a rusty spoon and a lighter ?

Or will the parents have to go pick it up for the kids based on the class syllabus ?
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on September 28th, 2010 at 11:40:03 PM

$.50 = The cost that Half Priced Books will pay to unload a Curtis Jackson CD off your hands.
jdl107 writes:
on September 29th, 2010 at 12:10:23 AM

With a name like that he just sounds like a poor sad pathetic bitch doing this just because he's black. By that I mean his name sounds black :)
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on September 30th, 2010 at 2:56:16 AM

I thought his book (if you can call it that) would be better recommened to pre-schoolers as all of his writing (???-haha) is done in crayon and children of that age or people with mental disablities.

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