To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Virginia schools for racist language

 

To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been suspended from the curriculum in some Virginia schools, after a parent complained about the use of racial slurs.

Harper Lee and Mark Twain’s literary classics were removed from classrooms in Accomack County, in Virginia after a formal complaint was made by the mother of a biracial teenager. At the centre of the complaint was the use of the N-word, which appears frequently in both titles.

Read the article from The Guardian to find out more about the issue. Be surprised…other famous books have been challenged or banned in the past for controversial reasons.

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