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Which novels did State Board of Education President Steve Abrams have in mind when he said public schools were promoting pornography?

In his Nov. 13 statement, Abrams cited an ongoing dispute in the Blue Valley district, where some parents want 14 books removed from high school reading lists:

¢ "All the Pretty Horses," by Cormac McCarthy

¢ "Animal Dreams" and "The Bean Trees," by Barbara Kingsolver

¢ "The Awakening," by Kate Chopin

¢ "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," by Toni Morrison

¢ "Black Boy," by Richard Wright

¢ "Fallen Angels," by Walter Dean Meyers

¢ "Hot Zone," Richard Preston

¢ "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," by Maya Angelou

¢ "Lords of Discipline," by Pat Conroy

¢ "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," by Ken Kesey

¢ "Stotan," by Chris Crutcher

¢ "This Boy's Life," by Tobias Wolff.

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