A Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, published in 1960, TEMPRORILY Pulled off from the syllabus at the Accomack Country Public School, Virginia following a complaint from a parent for using racial slurs, which is considered to be harmful, along with Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
According to the parents that both books represents the racism, which are unacceptable.
The Book involves racial injustice and the destruction of innocence along with the other issues highlighted by lee i.e. class, courage, compassion, and gender roles in the American Deep South. It is widely taught in schools in the US. It taught the lessons that emphasize tolerance and decry prejudice.
A committee has appointed a committee, made up of other parents and teachers from diverse cultural backgrounds determines a list of books that are inclusive for all students, to look into the matter. Both the books To Kill a Mockingbird and Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were temporarily banned pending a committee review.