Mukilteo School District removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from must-read list

Mukilteo School District removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from must-read list

The Mukilteo School Board voted unanimously Monday night to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the must-read lists for ninth graders, while still giving teachers the option to teach the classic novel to their students. After months of discussions among teachers, parents and students, and in response to concerns about racism in the classic novel, … Read more

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in hot seat in WA school district

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in hot seat in WA school district

Chandler said several teachers did defend the book before the textbook committee, saying the book’s themes to kill a robin Still relevant today, and this book helps students develop critical thinking. They said districts should consider additional training for teachers to deal with sensitive text. Chandler said the teacher’s request was the first time in … Read more

Seattle school drops ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ over racism

A Seattle-area school board voted this week to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” from student reading lists, just days after news surfaced that Tennessee banned the Pulitzer Prize earlier this month. The award-winning graphic novel’s coverage of the Holocaust, “The Rat,” comes from its course. The actions are part of a nationwide effort to remove … Read more

Ranking books to anger believers?

© Torlief Knaphus’s Angel Moroni sculpture stands on top of Cumorah Hill(LDS Media Library) I had a very, very long day and it was late and I was very tired. (I haven’t quite gotten over jet lag, for that matter.) So I thought I’d repost some of the stuff you might have missed from about … Read more

Dramatic publication ‘totally defended’ after victory in To Kill a Mockingbird arbitration

As BroadwayWorld first reported in 2019, the legal battle between the Harper Lee Estate and Dramatic Publishing has been ongoing since Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the Broadway play came out. When multiple regional productions of the original Christopher Selger stage adaptation were forced to cancel their engagements due to licensing conflicts, the theatrical publishing company … Read more