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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Plaquemines Parish (La) School Board Decides To Lift Ban On "To Kill a Mockingbird"

After discovering that a 2001 ban on the iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird had been in place since 2001 and had apparently not been enforced, the Plaquemines Parish (Louisiana) School Board thought about enforcing the ban. It then decided to rescind the prohibition on the use of Harper Lee's famous work in school classrooms.  Apparently the School Board originally put the ban in place 12 years ago over concerns about "offensive language and adult themes" in the book.  Comment here from the Executive Director of the local chapter of the ACLU, published prior to the School Board's action.

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