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Best selling author donates 200 books to Washington High School

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 09:20 AM CDT
A best-selling author is donating 200 copies of his book to Washington High School in Pensacola.
  
That's after it was pulled from Washington's One School-One Book Reading program.
 
The novel is "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow. Here's what it's about: after a terrorist attack on San Francisco, a group of teens build a high-tech guerilla army to resist the Department of Homeland Security's occupation of their city and to restore the Bill of Rights.
 
Washington High principal Dr. Michael Roberts says he started reading the book  after hearing some concerns about it.
  
He says he found language and sexual references that are inappropriate for 9th and 10th graders.

Doctorow responded with a video message for Washington students.
Cory Doctorow: "I hope that, um, you folks are intrigued by the fact that there's an adult in your life who thinks that reading this book might somehow harm you, and I'm hoping that that'll make you want to read it."

Dr. Roberts says "Little Brother" was -not- banned.
He says it's still on the summer reading list for juniors and seniors, and when the donated books arrive, they'll be available through the School Media Center.
Best selling author donates 200 books to Washington High School


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