How do you feel about what you are reading?
- Biloxi School District has removed the book To Kill a Mockingbird from their curriculum, as it’s language made readers feel uncomfortable. I believe students should be informed about the content and the language that can be found in the book before they read it, and then students can have the option if they’d like to read it or not. Although, I do not believe banning a book from all students is a solution, and they should have the option to read it if they’d desire.
What do you agree or disagree with?
- They mentioned how “..we can teach the same lesson with other books.” Although I have not yet read the book, I believe each book teaches it’s own lesson, that no other book can teach. This is why I believe the book To Kill a Mockingbird is a unique book that should be worth reading
Can you identify with the situation?
- I personally do not identify with this story as I have never read the book To Kill a Mockingbird, and do not know about its language and mature content.
What would be the best way to evaluate the story?
- “We always strive to do what is best for our students and staff to continue to perform at the highest level.” This is another perspective to see the situation from; although the book teaches valuable lessons, the school wants to provide what is best for their students, without any complaints in what they are teaching.