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Vonnegut Library Responds to Book Banning

8/5/2011

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is offering one free copy of Slaughterhouse-Five to up to 150 students at a high school in Republic, Missouri.

Appearing on Indy's Morning News on 93 WIBC Friday, the library's Julia Whitehead tells Joe Ulery they decided to donate the books in response to the school board's decision to eliminate Slaughterhouse-Five from its curriculum and school library.

Listen to the interview:


Whitehead says the board voted to remove the literature after receiving one complaint about its content.

The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is working with the ACLU in Missouri and Indiana to decide if the book banning is a violation of first amendment rights.
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