To Kill a Mockingbird back on shelves in Louisiana school district...

To kill a mockingbird...after a TWELVE-YEAR ABSENCE:

On Tuesday the Plaquemines Parish School Board lifted a 12-year ban on the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird."

The controversy resurfaced in early October after teachers were discovered reading the book to students.

Now the school board says it will review its policies regarding textbooks and other reading materials.

The novel by Harper Lee has been a staple in American literature classes for decades.

Yeesh, I realize I've been behind in my news reading, but I hadn't realized I was THAT behind.

A few other related links:

Classic book's ban reinforced by school board

To Kill a Mockingbird Re-banned in Louisiana School District (<--This one is especially good, as they did some research into the original situation that resulted in the ban.)

ACLU asks Plaquemines Parish to lift 'To Kill a Mockingbird' ban

Open letter on the Plaquemines Parish School Board's ban of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (<--Open letter from the Louisiana ACLU)

Set 'To Kill A Mockingbird Free' in Plaquemines Parish Schools (<--Open letter from the NCAC)