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Missouri School Ends Ban On ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’…Sort Of

By Tanya Somanader  

"Missouri School Ends Ban On ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’…Sort Of"

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This Summer, the Republic School Board in Missouri decided to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer after a resident complained these novels “teach principles contrary to the Bible.” After enduring serious blowback, the school board unanimously voted to overturn the ban yesterday. Technically. The two books will now be available “for independent reading as long as they are kept in a secure section of the school library. Only parents or guardians can check them out.” The teachers “still cannot make the books required reading nor read them aloud.”

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