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The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

As the debate continues, Deirdre is sitting in Moore's office, waiting as he finishes a phone conversation with a school board member who has been visited by angry black parents. Moore assures the member the book will be reviewed as soon as possible. Following his conversation, Moore asks Deirdre to remove any copies of Huckleberry Finn from the shelves, and place them under her desk, telling students who ask, that the books are out. Deirdre argues the book is, according to the review procedure, innocent until proven guilty, and is to remain on the shelves. Moore angrily states he knows whom Deirdre has been speaking with, then changes tactics, and tells Deirdre he only wishes to remove the title as a gesture of good faith to those complaining, and as a show of respect for their feelings. Deirdre points out Nora's feelings are also strong on the...

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