The Randolph County school board in North Carolina has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison’s highly revered Invisible Man following a little over a week of intense criticism from free speech and literary advocates. The 5-2 decision, initially sparked by a parent’s complaint that the book was not appropriate for teenagers, was reversed in a 6-1 vote on Wednesday night. The ban had been widely criticized and ridiculed since it went into effect on September 16, and was highly protested, even including a giveaway of the book at a local store.
via School Board Reverses Ban on Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ – Brian Feldman – The Atlantic Wire.
Here’s a little bit of good news for the end of Banned Books Week: Sometimes the good guys win.