I am saddened by the news that a classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is being pulled from the Grade 10 English course at a Brampton high school. This action is being taken by the school upon a single complaint from a parent about the insulting racial language used in the book.
I have read this book in Grade 10 during my high school years in Brampton. I enjoyed this book very much and the movie, based on the novel. Gregory Peck played an ever lasting role in this movie.
I think the language used in the book is the language being used at the time when the story takes place. This book displays the example of courage and reflected upon the society and its issues faced by at the time. The Pulitzer Prize-winner novel written by Harper Lee tells the story of racial intolerance in deep South of America. The school board should review their decision before taking the historical and important piece of literature our of their education system.