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Why a Virginia school considers banning two American classics

The Christian Science Monitor – Christina Beck

“Two of the United States’ most banned titles are once again at issue in Virginia, where one school is considering pulling them from the curriculum after a parental complaint over racist language used in both books. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” are no strangers to the American Library Association’s most banned books list, nor are they unfamiliar to the millions of American teenagers who read them each year as part of their schools’ curricula. The fight over whether these books remain valuable teaching tools decades, even a century, after publication is longstanding and complex. How should schools approach such material, if at all?.”(more)

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