Ala. legislator calls for ban of Toni Morrison novel

An Ala. state lawmaker wants Toni Morrison’s first book banned; calls it ‘objectionable.’

By: Melanie Eversley

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An Alabama state senator is pushing to ban the first novel of Nobel and Pulitzer winner Toni Morrison on the grounds that its content and language are “objectionable.”

State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, a Republican, wants The Bluest Eye pulled from high school reading lists, and says he also would support pulling it from high school libraries, according to the Alabama Media Group.

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