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School District Rescinds Ban on Invisible Man

North Carolina officials thought Ellison's classic was inappropriate for teens

(Newser) - A North Carolina school board has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, returning it to local high school libraries. The Randolph County Board of Education voted 6-1 this week to reverse the ban it issued 10 days ago . The board voted 5-2 on Sept. 16 to pull... More »

School Board Bans Ellison's Invisible Man

Member found 'no literary value' in award-winning racial narrative

(Newser) - A North Carolina county school board has voted to ban Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible Man from school libraries, after a parent complained about its language, its sexual content, and the fact that it was written in the first person. "I didn't find any literary value,"... More »

Politician: Ban Toni Morrison Novel From Schools

The Bluest Eye becomes flashpoint in Common Core debate

(Newser) - Horrified by its depictions of child molestation and incest, Alabama state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw is calling for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye to be struck from all high school reading lists in the state. "The book is just completely objectionable, from language to content," Holtzclaw tells the... More »

Hitler's Mein Kampf Banned in Russia

Nazi classic suddenly deemed 'extremist'

(Newser) - Russian authorities have just decided that Hitler’s anti-Semitic opus Mein Kampf is extremist, and have banned the book. The move comes as the country attempts to combat xenophobia in far-right circles, and prosecutors discovered that the book was freely available in a certain region. The government keeps a list... More »

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