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Duluth Schools remove "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "Huckleberry Finn" from curriculum

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Students in Duluth, Minnesota will no longer have to read "To Kill A Mockingbird" or "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." 

The Duluth school district is removing the books from its required reading curriculum after years of complaints about the racial slurs they contain. 

The NAACP also wanted the books out, saying teachers may not be equipped to lead discussions involving that language. 

School officials agreed and said some students told them the books made them feel humiliated. Any student that wishes to read one of the novels can still check them out from school libraries. 

No books have been selected to replace the classic novels.

One local librarian suggest "brown girl dreaming" or "march" for a contemporary take on similar issues. 

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