'Potter' books to stay on Georgia library bookshelves

  December 14, 2006 at 11:53 AM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Associated Press)
  harry potter, gwinnett public schools, ban harry potter, banned books, laura mallory


In a year long battle to remove the Harry Potter books from the shelves of the Gwinnett Public Schools in Georgia, Laura Mallory, who has not read the books, may appeal the decision after it was announcedopens in new window this morning that the books will stay on library bookshelves.

Ms. Mallory startedopens in new window her crusade in November 2005 and with constant decisions and appeals her last avenue, in which she will be able to present testimony from experts, will be the Supreme Court. Ms. Mallory believes the books foster:

... murder and greed and violence. Why do they have to read them in school? If parents wanted to get these books, they could get them in bookstores.

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