Saturday, August 6, 2011

banned books in missouri

Republic High School in Republic, Mo., banned two books, including slaughterhouse-five by kurt vonnegut, after a parent complained that the books advocate principles contrary to the Bible. After a yearlong fight, the Republic district’s school board voted unanimously monday to ban Mr. Vonnegut’s book and sarah ockler's “Twenty Boy Summer,” based on the complaints of Republic resident wesley scroggins, a professor of management at missiouri state university, and the father of several home-schooled children.
~information taken from the christian science monitor, article written by Husna Haq.

edit: msnbc's today website stated that: Up to 150 students at a Missouri high school that ordered "Slaughterhouse-Five" pulled from its shelves can get a free copy of the novel, courtesy of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

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