WHS parent of book challenge featured on Fox and Friends
by Allison Haver
Chastity Lesesne, the Watauga High
School parent who unsuccessfully challenged "The House of the Spirits" novel being taught in the
school's 10th grade honors English class, was on Fox and Friends on Monday morning.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck of "Fox and Friends"
interviewed Lesesne on the issues surrounding the book and the requirement that it be a part of the
Watauga High School's required reading list.
The Watauga County Board of Education voted 3-2 to fully retain the novel "The House of the Spirits," a novel by Isabel Allende after listening to Lesesne and 10th grade honors English teacher Mary Kent Whitaker for 30 minutes each during a third and final appeal hearing of the book challenge on Thursday.