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To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book that has been banned from schools and libraries. I think that is a fairly recent occurrence. I recall being assigned to read this book as part of my English class work when I was in high school. The concepts presented in this book are as relevant today as they were when it was originally published (in 1960).

This book is a fictional story told from the viewpoint of a little girl who goes by the name of Scout. She lives with her big brother Jeb, ┬áher dad (who both the children call Atticus) and a maid named Calpurnia. Atticus is a lawyer, and he has just been appointed to defend a “colored” man who has been accused of raping a white woman.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, is a book that has been banned from schools and/or libraries. This is unfortunate, because the book is a story that brings a message of hope. No matter how bad life gets, there is always hope that things will get better. I believe that this is something everyone needs to hear, especially young people.

The book is a memoir. These events actually happened to Maya Angelou. Her story starts when she is about three years old, and on a train with her brother on their way to their grandmother’s house. That is where they will grow up.

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