Challenge update: Toni Morrison book removed from curriculum in North Carolina school.

From Eastern Wake News:

Dawn MacGibbon sent her high schooler to East Wake High School last week with a new sense of calm, knowing her daughter could avoid some controversial texts often used in English classes.

In July, East Wake High decided to remove Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” from reading lists and required any teacher who plans to use Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” to assign it as alternative reading after receiving parental consent.

A spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina said such works deal with crucial issues that are better understood by students in a classroom context.

MacGibbon submitted paperwork to Wake County to review the books after seeing her daughter’s friend reading them for an 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class in April.

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