January 21, 2022

To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From 8th Grade Curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi

UPDATE October 18, 2017 Free Speech Groups “Protest Banning of To Kill a Mockingbird” (via National Coalition Against Censorship) ||| More From CBDLF

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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