‘Disturbing trend’: Local Dem leader, author react to book ban

PICKENS — While there was little opposition to the move by the Pickens County School Board to ban two books from the district’s classrooms and libraries, two notable local figures voiced their disapproval over the move last week.

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky were formally yanked out of circulation, roughly a month after a parent alleged the first book violated a state budget rule that

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