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Grisham Challenged in Fargo

Filed under  by Chris Zammarelli — 04/21/2005 @ 5:56 am

Ruth Walsh, the parent of a student at Fargo (ND) North High School, has asked the school to remove John Grisham’s A Time to Kill from an advanced reading class because it contained violent scenes of rape and murder. “Just because something is printed doesn’t mean it needs to be passed as literature,” she said, adding that if hey kids “couldn’t go to an R-rated movie without my permission, why can they read this book?”

The novel was being taught comparatively with To Kill a Mockingbird, as they both discuss racial issues dealt with during trials. Thanks to Michael Schaub from Blog of a Bookslut for linking to the article.


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