School district pulled 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from shelves because it 'makes people uncomfortable'

The Biloxi, Miss., school district has pulled Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its curriculum because it "makes people uncomfortable," the Biloxi Sun Herald reports. A member of the school board told the newspaper that the decision was made last week, and was not voted on... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]

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The memoirist Sarah Manguso’s first novel is about a young girl’s life in a small, snowy New England town. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Tennessee school district bans Holocaust novel 'Maus'

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Cool, elected school district officials are calling for literal book burning now.

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Richard Osman's The Man Who Died Twice makes a killing

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The Thursday Murder Club makes a killing at the top

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