Good morning! Today I return to my favorite subject and the topic for this week: Banned and Challenged Books! Can there be any better topic for discussion ever?
Just about anyone who knows me at all knows that my favorite book in the entire world is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I’ve said many times that this book — more than any other influence in my life — shaped the person I am today. The lessons of tolerance, acceptance and understanding are deeply ingrained in the adult I have become; and I owe a huge debt to Ms. Lee and my high school English teachers for those lessons.
To Kill a Mockingbird has been widely challenged in the 50-odd years since its publication. Before we can understand why it’s been challenged, first let me tell you a little about the book for those who haven’t read it.
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