Plaquemines council reinstates 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Plaquemines council reinstates 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

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394238 02: Shoppers read about a Chicago program involving the 40th anniversary edition of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" September 10, 2001 at a Borders Books and Music store in Chicago. Borders Books and Music in Chicago is working with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library in the new citywide reading initiative: "One Book, One Chicago," encouraging all Chicagoans to read and discuss the book during the months of September and October. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 1:23 PM

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BELLE CHASSE, La. -- The Plaquemines Parish Council passed a resolution reinstating Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the school's approved reading material.

The move comes after the book was banned in 2001, according to the ACLU of Louisiana, although the parish recently had to reinforce it after discovering teachers were reading the books to students.

The board allegedly removed all copies of the book from its schools. According to the ACLU, the board banned the book because of "offensive language and adult themes."

The parish will revisit the issue in middle of November.

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