If you have attended an American high school,
then you have probably read “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The novel has long been a favorite
among high school literature teachers.
It is the story of a young girl
growing up in rural Alabama in the 1930s.
The story deals with the issue of racism.
Well, now a school district in Mississippi
wants to remove the book from their reading list.
The reason: some parents say
it “makes people feel uncomfortable.”
They do not want their children to read the book.
Harper Lee released the book in 1960.
Lee’s novel became a bestseller
and won the Pulitzer Prize.
The book is on most lists
of the best American novels of all time.
So not only is it an important story
of how bad racism was in America,
but most critics think
it was a great story too.
That is why children should read it.
Repitition & Shadowing Practice
American Classic Banned in Mississippi
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