The Biloxi School Board sent a letter home to students stating a plan to restore “To Kill A Mockingbird” to the eighth-grade classroom, The Sun Herald reported. Earlier this month, the school district’s superintendent pulled the book from the lesson plan, which caused a national backlash of people in support of the book. Now, Biloxi teachers will begin teaching the book again in class, starting Monday. Students who want to read the book, however, have to return a permission slip signed by a parent by Friday.

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