California School District Bans 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' Other Classic Novels

California School District Bans 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' Other Classic Novels


The Burbank Unified School District in California has banned several classic literary works that contain racial slurs. To Kill A Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are two of the classics on the district’s new list of banned books.

According to a report by Newsweek, a school district in Burbank, California, has banned several classic books that contain racial slurs. The list includes: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnOf Mice and Men, The Cay and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

The decision was motivated, in part, by an alleged incident in which a student used a racial slur he learned in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. “My family used to own your family and now I want a dollar from each of you for the week,” one student reportedly said to a black classmate.

PEN America, a non-profit organization dedicated to literature, argued in a petition that it was

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