Artist: Kurt Vonnegut
Date of Action: November, 1 2012
Region: North America
Location: Greensboro, NC
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Religion
Confronting Bodies: Parents
Description of Artwork: Cat's Cradle is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963. It explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way.
The Incident: Parents Lisa Reid and Cathy Barnette protested the placement of "Cat's Cradle" on the Greensboro school system's AP English curriculum due to "anti-Christian themes."
Results of Incident: Despite their protests, "Cat's Cradle" remains a part of the AP English curriculum in Greensboro, NC.