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Mississippi School Board Bans Landmark Work of American Literature

The novel's language reportedly "makes some people uncomfortable."

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The decision by a Mississippi school district board to pull Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird from approved school reading lists has drawn widespread criticism. The 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alabama native Harper Lee explores racism and injustice in a small town, however according to Kenny Holoway, the vice president of the Biloxi school district, the novel contains language that "makes people uncomfortable."