Q: Why has the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, sparked controversy recently?
A: The novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, has frequently been challenged as an inappropriate book for young adult readers. It has been a source of significant controversy since its being the subject of classroom study as early as 1963 and the controversy continues to this day. Criticisms of the novel are not limited to upsetting, racial insults, profanity, and the topic of rape in the novel.
Information gathered from the American Library Association website.
Submitted by Kasia Piasecka, Reference Assistant
October 21, 2009