Burbank schools remove classics such as 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in debate over teaching anti-racism


A debate is brewing about teaching anti-racism in the Burbank Unified School District, with a handful of classic books being removed from intstruction.

Teachers have been told to stop using the books such as Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” until further notice.

The novels are under review after being challenged by some parents over concerns about racial content.

Nora Pelizzari with the National Coalition Against Censorship says the books in question tell anti-racist stories.

The organization has written a letter urging the district to keep the books in their curriculum and allow teachers to teach them during the review process…

The other novels included in the potential banning are “Of Mice and Men,” “The Cay,” and “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry”.