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NC school system lifts ban on “Invisible Man”


ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) – The Randolph County Board of Education has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” returning it to local high school libraries.

The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro reports (http://bit.ly/18qbLUY) the board voted 6-1 Wednesday to reverse the ban it issued 10 days ago. The board voted 5-2 on Sept. 16 to pull the book from the library shelves.

The initial decision came in reaction to a complaint from the mother of a Randleman High School student who said the book was “too much for teenagers.” The mother specifically objected to the book’s language and sexual content.

“Invisible Man” is a first-person narrative by a black man who considers himself socially invisible. It was originally published in 1952.


Information from: The Courier-Tribune, http://www.courier-tribune.com

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