Two books pulled from Republic school library shelves
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on July 26, 2011 - 5:50pm
REPUBLIC, MO -- Two of the three Republic High books singled out in a public complaint last year will now be removed from the school curriculum and library. Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, the school board voted 4-0 -- three members were absent -- to keep Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak," an award-winning book about date rape, and remove Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer." Wesley Scroggins, a Republic resident, challenged the use of the books and lesson plans in Republic schools, arguing they teach principles contrary to the Bible. <a href="http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110726/NEWS04/107260366/Two-books-pulled-from-Republic-school-library-shelves?odyssey=tab">Story here</a>.