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NC school board to take 2nd look at book ban

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Randolph County Board of Education has scheduled a second look at its decision to ban Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" from school libraries.

The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/16CLe34) the board has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday in Asheboro. The meeting was announced last Thursday.

Board members voted 5-2 last week to remove all copies of the book from its library shelves. The decision was in reaction to a complaint from the mother of a Randleman student who said the book was "too much for teenagers." The mother specifically objected to the book's language and sexual content.

"Invisible Man" is a first-person narrative by a black man who considers himself socially invisible. It was originally published in 1952.

Information from: The Courier-Tribune, http://www.courier-tribune.com

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