Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Harry Potter Battle Continues

from the AJC.com

The battle over Harry Potter continues.

The Loganville mother who asked the Gwinnett County school board to banish the books has appealed to the state the board's decision to let the books stay in school libraries.

The board voted last month to keep the popular series about the young wizard, saying the books had merit and encouraged students to read. Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks told board members Monday he received the appeal notice from the parent, Laura Mallory.

The school system received Mallory's letter late Friday asking that the matter be referred to the state Board of Education, district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said. Wilbanks has 10 days to submit a copy of the letter along with other related documents to the state, she said. Roach did not know when the state would take up the issue.

Any book which draws 1000's of middle school boys into bookstores at midnight in the middle of summer - is a good thing.
Harry Potter teaches doing the right thing vs the easy thing. Doing good not evil. Being loyal to your friends.
The witchcraft and wizardary is all background - simply the setting for this fantasy series. Kids know it is make-believe.


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