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Frederick County School Board Member Objects To Morrison Novel

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County school board member is objecting to making a Toni Morrison novel available in high schools.

School board member April Miller tells The Frederick News-Post that she doesn’t want her 14-year-old daughter reading “Song of Solomon.”

The book contains some sexual and violent content.

Miller says that while she doesn’t want to ban books, she thinks the school board should be more involved in evaluating novels and textbooks that are used in schools.

The county education board was supposed to approve the use of the novel on Wednesday, but Miller requested that the item be pulled from the agenda.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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