The Day They Came to Arrest the Book - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Two days later, Barney, Luke, Nora, and Maggie are devastated as Deirdre walks into the library with the news that they have lost. The review committee has voted four-to-three to ban Huckleberry Finn from required reading lists, and to place the book on the restricted shelves of the library. Only Deirdre, Lomax, and Maddox voted to keep the title free. Nora angrily asks if the others commented on their reasoning for banning the title. According to Deirdre, Helen Cook and Frank Sylvester feel it is important not to offend the black students of the school, Evelyn Kantrow believes the Dennis' are correct in their assumptions about implied homosexuality, and Sandy Wicks feels that to do nothing would be insensitive, and would insinuate one is a racist. Deirdre tells the group they need to organize in order to sway the final decision of the school board, and Barney reveals he has...

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