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Mississippi to resume teaching 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, October 25 2017 Oct 25, 2017 October 25, 2017 9:37 PM October 25, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BILOXI, Miss. - A Mississippi school district will resume teaching "To Kill A Mockingbird" after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list.
 
The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi School District administrators removed the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum earlier this month after the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable."
 
School officials say they'll begin teaching it again in class starting Monday. Students, however, have to ask to participate and return a permission slip signed by a parent.
 
The school district had become the focus of a national public outcry when it pulled the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, which deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town.

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