It doesn't look like they're cancelling summer reading programs, just that they're not limiting those programs to one book.
Thomas added that the district will no longer allow just one book to be assigned to an entire student body for summer reading.
“What we want to do at the district is be very clear that there always needs to be multiple choices and multiple choices for each grade level,” he said.
This is actually a great idea. Even the very best books won't appeal to all readers, and summer reading should be, first and foremost, enjoyable.
So, not only did Cory's book bring attention to a bad, authoritarian principal, it has sparked a vital improvement in a summer reading program!