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Mukilteo school board votes to remove ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from required reading list

MUKILTEO, Wash. — A new chapter in the North Sound for the iconic 1960 novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

After weeks of controversy, the board for the Mukilteo School district voted Monday night to take it off the required reading list for 9th graders.

According to the Everett Herald, debate focused on the Pulitzer Prize winner’s treatment of characters of color and racist language.

The book tells the story of a white lawyer defending a Black man wrongly accused of rape in the 1930s.

The school board’s decision was unanimous.

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