When it comes to school reading, students throughout the country read Harper Lee’s award winning To Kill a Mockingbird, except in Plaquemines Parish.
In 2001, the Plaquemines Parish School Board banned the book, citing concerns about offensive language and adult themes.
Apparently, the ban was never really enforced until a few days ago when it was discovered that teachers who were unaware of the ban were reading the book to students and that led the district to remove all the copies!
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana is demanding that the book be brought back immediately.
WGNO called the Plaquemines Parish School Superintendent to get his take, but we haven’t heard back yet.