Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Mississippi School Removes Famous Book That "Makes People Uncomfortable"

Mississippi school district pulls 'To Kill a Mockingbird' because it 'makes people uncomfortable' To Kill a Mockingbird taken off Mississippi school reading list after it made people 'uncomfortable'
Kenny Thornton | 16 October, 2017, 02:10

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird", was removed from a MS school district lesson plan because the book's language made some people feel uneasy.

Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board, told the Sun Herald: "There were complaints about it. But they're going to use another book in the 8th grade course", said Holloway. "We always strive to do what is best for our students and staff to continue to perform at the highest level", superintendent Arthur McMillan said in a statement to the Herald.

A message was posted on the schools website stating To Kill a Mockingbird teaches students that compassion and empathy don't depend upon race or education. The novel is as much a coming of age story as it is a searing portrait of the culture of racial bigotry that was adhered to in the South at that time. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into 10 languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and inspired an Oscar-winning movie of the same name.

- Atticus Goldfinch (@AtticusGF) October 13, 2017if to kill a mockingbird makes you uncomfortable you should probably be reading to kill a mockingbird.

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Harper Lee died in February 2016 at the age of 89.

The novel, published in 1960, chronicled the adventures of Jean Louise Finch aka Scout and her brother Jeremy aka Jem and the racial inequality that existed in their small Alabama town. "Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature".

It ranked 21st in the American Library Association's list of Top 100 books banned or challenged between 2000 and 2009.

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