Anti-Harry Potter Mom Rebuffed Again, May Appeal

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 12/14/2006 - 19:54
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Following up on our story last spring , Laura Mallory's request to remove the Harry Potter books from libraries in Gwinnett County GA schools has again been rebuffed by the Georgia Board of Education who voted today to keep the books on the county's library shelves. From the AP article : "Mallory, a mother of four from Loganville, questions the educational value of the fiction series.

"That's the kind of stuff in these books; murder and greed and violence. Why do they have to read them in school? If parents wanted to get these books, they could get them in bookstores," she said.

She said she has fought to ban the books from the classrooms; where she said teachers are assigning the books as homework rather than restricting them from school libraries. "It's a clear promotion of the books," she said. "And the books promote witchcraft."