Invisible man book ban in North Carolina


The school board held a vote to take action as school's district policy requires in case of complaints. During this vote it was decided to ban the book: five votes were cast to ban the book and two votes to keep it. One of the board members even stated that he "didn't find any literary value" to the book.

The critiqued book had its fair share of good appraisals in the past. In 1953 the book won the National Book Award. Roger Rosenblatt praised the novel for the masterpiece it really is in one article he wrote for the New York Times in 1995.

The book Invisible Man can best be described as a novel that actually captured the horrifying realities of racial discrimination. Despite of all this, the book won't ever be available in school libraries from Randolph County due to the book ban.


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