Book banning: it's not just for the Bible Belt anymoreThe concept of busybodies trying to get schools to ban books is something many Americans associate with the south and midwest of the United States. But as WAMC/Northeast Public Radio reports, that's not the case.
A group in Red Hook, in New York's Hudson Valley, is trying to get the local school to ban The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison from its reading lists and taken out of the library.
Though in reality, this phenomenon was never limited to one or two parts of the country. One of the school districts most associated with book banning attempts is Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, in central New York. Among the classics challenged in this district include A Farewell to Arms, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and arguably the most beloved American novel of all time: To Kill A Mockingbird.