The original linnk was cut off in my email, so I had to do a search when I
got to the Guardian. I'm glad I did for I saw reference to an earlier banm
just at end of
last year. I thought we'd moved past this mistake. Also meant more to
me because, although I
haven't been there, Accomack County is where some of my 17th Century irish
ancestors set down their new roots.
To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Virginia schools for racist ...
Dec 5, 2016 *...* *Harper Lee* and *Mark Twain's* literary classics were
removed from classrooms in Accomack County, in Virginia after a formal
complaint was made by the mother of a biracial teenager. At the centre of
the complaint was the use of the N-word, which appears frequently in both
titles. The woman who made the ..
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 6:50 AM, Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
> Every time I read about one of these "banning" controversies, I am reminded
> of Jocelyn Chadwick's excellent essay in _Critical Insights: Adventures of
> Huckleberry Finn_ (Salem Press, 2017). Chadwick decries such efforts which
> are undertaken for "children who somehow require the aid of benevolent
> white and black critics to think and reflect for them." Chadwick further
> states, "Today's students are proving more than capable of having these
> hard conversations; indeed, they flourish in them because they want to
> think and break apart and analyze and understand." A highly recommended
> essay from an outstanding Mark Twain scholar for any school board wrestling
> with such issues.
Arianne Laidlaw A '58