Have you heard the latest? An anonymous parent of a middle school student in Brentwood, TN is stuffing mailboxes in an attempt to get his petition signed. What is his petition for?
To ban a book on the basis of profanity, obscenity & racism. What book is it?
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee! I love that book and happen to know that many of my blog readers do as well. With the recent "4 tag" that went around recently, Kristen, Elizabeth, Deana & Matt all proclaimed that they could read this book over & over. Judy Thomas is the one who wrote the post that alerted me to this banning attempt. Being a former children's literature professor, she has strong opinions about this kind of thing. I encourage you to check out what she has to say about it.
I'm interested in hearing what others have to say. Do you think it should be banned because of some of the elements mentioned above? It is a good book, but is it appropriate to be read by students in school?