Snellville mother wants book banned from school


A Gwinnett County parent is trying to get a book she thinks is inappropriate for teenagers taken off school shelves.

The book, "Night Talk" by Elizabeth Cox, is about a friendship between a black and a white girl during the civil rights movement. But parent Laura Booth says the book contains graphic sex scenes and "reads like pornography."

A committee at South Gwinnett High School denied Booth's request in November, saying the book's instructional value outweighs her concerns. The Snellville mother is scheduled to make her case before a districtwide committee in February.

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