To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From 8th Grade Curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi
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From Betsy Gomez at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund:
Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from the 8th grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Karen Nelson with the Biloxi Sun Herald reported on the ban, learning from a Biloxi school board member that it was “an administrative and department decision.” According to an individual who contacted Sun Herald, the book was removed mid-lesson, after students had already started the reading.
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