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Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Virginia school pulls books after parent’s complaint

“School district in Virginia has pulled copies of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Mark Twain’s classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” after a parent’s complaint. The Accomack County school district is considering banning the books from the county’s schools outright, following a complaint from the mother of a biracial high school student over the use of the N-word in the novels.” (via LA Times)

One Response to “Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Virginia school pulls books after parent’s complaint”

  1. Fred
    December 8, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    I cannot believe how uninformed and ill-read the mother and the school officials are about Mark Twain/Clemens. This is not a racial slur book. This is a book that show how N. Joe in the story was so well liked by both Tom and Huck.

    The lady evidently has never lived in MO and probably has never visited Hannibal or the “caves”. I was in “Becky Thatchers” house in 1948. A wonderful little town along the Mississippi–SHE ought to visit sometime.

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