District temporarily pulls classic novels after complaint

ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district is considering whether two classic books are inappropriate for students after a parent filed a formal complaint.

Local news media outlets report that an Accomack County Public Schools parent filed a complaint against the use of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” because of their use of racial slurs.

The district has temporarily suspended the use of the books while officials examine the issue. A committee that includes a principal, librarian and others will now review the books and make a recommendation to the superintendent.

WAVY-TV reports that a parent voiced concerns over the books during a school board meeting earlier this month.

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