Classic book’s ban reinforced by school board. WDSU, 10/11/13.
A 2001 ban on a classic book in Plaquemines Parish Schools was reinforced after it was discovered some teachers were reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” to students, unaware the ban was in place.
The school board received some complaints recently and was forced to address the ban more than a decade after the book was banned.
For now, the book, read by millions of students across the country, has been pulled from school shelves on all campuses, including Belle Chasse High School.
Students there told WDSU they were in the middle of reading the book this school year when their teacher had to stop.
Some parents in Plaquemines believe To Kill a Mockingbird is…dangerous? blasphemous? unfair? or “a hard read“?
Update: School board lifts book ban, reinstates ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ 10/22/13.