Harry Potter and the Gwinnett County Schools

Submitted by rochelle on Sun, 05/14/2006 - 15:40

Fang-Face writes "An article posted to First Amendement Center about a Harry Potter challenge reports finis to a call to ban the whole series from the Gwinnett County school district libraries. Ms. Su Ellen Bray, the hearing officer for this case, had recommended strongly that the series stay; the closing argument in her recommendation was: "To remove this series of critically acclaimed and highly popular books from the school media centers because of a challenge of one parent who has not read any one of the books in its entirety, who has mistakenly identified the themes of the books, and whose main argument is that the books teach the readers to be evil, would open this very fine school system to ridicule by many of its citizens as well as citizens of this nation."

The school board appears to have agreed with her."