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Fairfax County school board rejects request to ban 'Beloved'

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Fairfax County school officials have denied a parent's request to ban Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved. Set in the years following the American Civil War, the book tells the story of an escaped slave who kills her 2-year-old daughter to prevent her from being recaptured into slavery. As a result of the book's graphic depictions of slavery and racism, Laura Murphy, the...

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