March 23, 2023

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"You don’t learn and grow if you don’t put yourself in uncomfortable positions."

-- Eliza Lane

Several juniors and seniors in the Palm Harbor University High School International Baccalaureate program have a request of the Pinellas County school district.

They want “The Bluest Eye,” the first novel written by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, back in their advanced literature class.

Their principal banned the book after a review that was prompted by a parent who complained that the book contained scenes of a father raping his 11-year-old daughter. The district soon followed suit in removing it from all county high schools.

“The majority of our class feels it was a very important book in our education,” said senior Hannah Hipólito, who read the novel as an assignment last year. “We don’t want to see it go.”

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